PIR GALA TO FEATURE TREVOR BAYNE
Annual charity event will help rev up the 2011 NASCAR season at PIR
Trevor Bayne, who won the 53rd Daytona 500™ just one day after his 20th birthday on Sunday, will head a star-studded cast of honored guests for Phoenix International Raceway’s annual “Night of Champions” charity event on Feb. 24 at the Arizona Biltmore. He will be joined by NASCAR Nationwide Series driver and Valley local Danica Patrick, three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Darrell Waltrip, and former IndyCar driver Lyn St. James to help PIR President Bryan R. Sperber celebrate the start of the 2011 NASCAR season and the SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500™ event weekend in Phoenix.
Bayne, Patrick, Waltrip and St. James will all be available for local media interviews from 6 to 7 p.m. as part of the event. Media interested in covering should email PIR Director of Communications Paul Corliss at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 602-768-2874.
Bayne became the youngest driver to ever win the Daytona 500 and the second youngest to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. He is scheduled to race in Saturday’s Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at 3:30 p.m. and Sunday’s SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500™ NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at 1 p.m. at PIR.
Night of Champions will be held at Frank and Albert’s, located in the legendary Arizona Biltmore Resort, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24. Waltrip, who retired from racing in 2000 and is now a lead analyst for NASCAR on FOX, will host the event that will benefit and raise awareness for the Arizona State University College of Nursing & Healthcare Innovation and St. James’ Women in the Winner’s Circle Foundation.
Tickets for “Night of Champions” are $250 each, and will provide guests with the chance to spend an evening with Bayne, Patrick, Waltrip and St. James, while contributing to the advancement of women in racing and research in nursing and healthcare at one of Arizona's leading educational institutions.
Presenting sponsorships for the event are also available. Sponsorship packages include inclusion on all event materials and an array of exclusive experiences throughout the NASCAR event weekend at PIR.
Those interested in attending or sponsoring "Night of Champions" are encouraged to contact Liz Thomas of Phoenix International Raceway at (623) 463-5670 or email@example.com.
Tickets to the exciting Feb. 24-27 SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500™ NASCAR event weekend are available with prices starting at just $25. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.phoenixraceway.com/tickets or call 866-408-RACE (7223).
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