FAN SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED
Phoenix International Raceway will kick off its 50th anniversary season with four big days of NASCAR action Feb 28 – March 2, headlined by The Profit on CNBC 500, Presented by Small Business Fueling America NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on March 2.
The event schedule, which occurs one week after the DAYTONA 500, showcases a different NASCAR series race each day: Sprint Cup Series, Nationwide Series, Camping World Truck Series and the K&N Pro Series- West
The green flag will drop on the second NASCAR Sprint Cup race of the season, The Profit on CNBC 500, at 1 p.m. local time on Sunday, March 2. Spectator gates open will open at 8 a.m.
Set to begin at 1:45 p.m. on Saturday March 1 is the Blue Jeans Go Green™ 200 presented by Cotton, The Fabric of Our Lives® Nationwide Series 200. Spectator gates will open at 9:00 a.m., giving fans the chance to view the NASCAR Nationwide qualifying at 10:10 a.m. and the final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice at Noon.
On Friday, Feb 28, the second stateside running of the Toyota 120 NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series begins under the lights at 7 p.m. Gates will open at 10 a.m. so fans will have the chance to watch the NASCAR Nationwide Series practice at 11 .m. and NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying at 4:40 p.m.
Race weekend action will begin on Thursday, Feb 27 with the Talking Stick Resort 75 NASCAR K&N Pro Series- West season opener at 5:00 p.m. Spectator gates will open at 9:00 a.m., giving fans the opportunity to check out the NASCAR K&N Pro Series- West practice at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., with qualifying at 1:30 p.m.
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Phoenix International Raceway and NASCAR have announced that the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series CampingWorld.com 500, scheduled for Sunday, March 15, will kick off at 12:30 p.m. MST, while the NASCAR XFINITY Series race is scheduled for 1 p.m. MST on Saturday, March 14. Both races will broadcast live on FOX. The Toyota 120 NASCAR Mexico Series Race on Friday, March 13, is set for 7 p.m. MST on NBC Universo.
In an effort to enrich communication with fans, Phoenix International Raceway launched a new design for its website, PhoenixRaceway.com, to kick off the 2015 season. Featuring a data-driven, more engaging user experience, the new site includes a crisp, vibrant design as well as streamlined navigation and enhanced fan content.
Kevin Harvick drove his No. 4 Budweiser Chevrolet car to Gatorade Victory Lane in Sunday’s Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500, but the race itself was a winner for Phoenix International Raceway. The track sold out of grandstand seats a week before the race and sold out of reserved camping spots more than two months early.
Kevin Harvick dominated Sunday’s Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500, leading 264 of the 312 laps in his No. 4 Budweiser Chevrolet on the way to Gatorade Victory Lane to conclude Phoenix International Raceway’s 50th anniversary season. The win clinched a place for Harvick in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship Round next Sunday in Miami.