KEVIN HARVICK TO APPEAR AT BUDWEISER ROLL-BAR CLUB PRIOR TO CAN-AM 500 AT PHOENIX RACEWAY
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star and series-wins leader at Phoenix Raceway Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Busch Beer Chevrolet, is scheduled to appear at the Budweiser ROLL-BAR Club for a moderated question and answer session before the Can-Am 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, Nov. 13.
The Budweiser ROLL-BAR Club, located on the west side of the track behind the Bobby Allison Grandstand, features the best in live entertainment each day throughout the entire Can-Am 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekend at PIR, as well as appearances by some of NASCAR’s top personalities.
In March, Harvick clinched the closest win in the track’s 53-year history by holding off Carl Edwards by 0.010 of a second. Overall, Harvick is a 13-time winner in Phoenix, with eight Sprint Cup Series wins, four victories in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and one race win in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Harvick’s seven wins on the oval at PIR are the most in NASCAR’s elite series at the facility. His 13 wins are most ever at the track across all competitions, trailing only Ken Schrader, who won 15 races across four series at PIR. He became the first driver to sweep both Sprint Cup Series races at Phoenix when he did so in 2006, and a win this November would give him his third season sweep at the track.
2013 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Rusty Wallace will join Harvick on Sunday for an appearance at ROLL-BAR. Before he begins duties as host for MRN, the 1989 NASCAR Champion will participate in a driver Q&A. Wallace earned a trip to Victory Lane at PIR in the 1998 Dura Lube / Kmart 500, adding to his two pole awards, seven top fives and eight top 10s on the Phoenix oval.
Also scheduled to appear at ROLL-BAR on Sunday will be 2016 Chase contender Austin Dillon. Driver of the American Ethanol Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing, Dillon earned one pole award, 13 top-10 finishes, and four top fives this season en route to his first appearance in the Chase playoffs. He is in his fourth season racing full-time under his grandfather Richard Childress driving the legendary No. 3 car.
Coming off of a career-high finish at Talladega, Brian Scott will also be highlighting the appearance schedule on Sunday. In his first full-time season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for Richard Petty Motorsports, the driver of the No. 44 Albertsons Ford scored a runner-up finish, his first top 10 and the best finish of his career just last month.
Fellow NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star David Ragan will also be making an appearance at ROLL-BAR on Sunday ahead of the Can-Am 500. Ragan will be making his 20th start at Phoenix as driver of the No. 23 Dr. Pepper Toyota for BK Racing. Also competing in the NASCAR XFINITY Series part time, Ragan sat on the pole at Daytona in July as a relief driver for Joe Gibbs Racing.
Headlining the ROLL-BAR appearances on Saturday, Nov. 12 will be two-time NASCAR XFINITY Series winner and hometown favorite Daniel Suárez. The first Mexican-born driver to win a NASCAR national series race, Suárez is in his second season as the driver of the No. 19 ARRIS Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing. The 2014 NASCAR Mexico Series Toyota 120 winner at PIR, Suárez is heading into the Ticket Galaxy 200 with his Chase hopes alive and looking for one of the four spots for a chance to win the series championship.
Also appearing at ROLL-BAR on Saturday will be NASCAR XFINITY Series driver of the No. 52 Donate Life Chevrolet for Jimmy Means Racing - Joey Gase. The inaugural 2015 Comcast Community Champion Award winner, Gase will be driving the “Hands on Hope” project car in the Ticket Galaxy 200 with hand prints and messages from the Mayo Clinic doctors, nurses, donor families and recipients.
Single-day tickets to the Budweiser ROLL-BAR Club are available for $99 on Saturday, Nov. 12 and for $149 on Sunday, Nov. 13. The additional purchase of a grandstand ticket is still required for track admission.
Tickets to all events throughout Can-Am 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekend at Phoenix International Raceway are available online at PhoenixRaceway.com, by phone at 1-866-408-RACE (7223) or in person at the PIR ticket office.
*Schedule and talent subject to change.