REMAINING GRANDSTAND TICKETS TO PIR’S SUBWAY FRESH FIT 500 SOLD

General admission tickets and infield passes remain for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race

(PHOENIX, Ariz.) – Phoenix International Raceway President Bryan R. Sperber today announced that the last remaining grandstand tickets to Sunday’s SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500™ have been sold. Race fans wishing to attend NASCAR’s second event of the 2011 Sprint Cup Series season may still purchase general admission tickets to PIR’s hillside area or infield passes by calling 866-408-RACE or visiting PhoenixRaceway.com.

“Racing in Arizona and on the West Coast has a rich history and our fans are some of the best in all of NASCAR,” Sperber said. “With race fans snapping up the last of the grandstand seats today, we want to remind fans wishing to attend the Subway Fresh Fit 500 that general admission hillside and infield passes are available.”   Phoenix track officials have noted an uptick in ticket sales this week following last weekend’s Daytona 500 in which newcomer Trevor Bayne captured victory just one day after his 20th birthday – becoming the youngest winner in the event’s 53-race history. PIR’s SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500™ is the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in the West this season, coming just one week after the season-opener in Daytona. On the heels of his historic win, Bayne will help welcome race fans to Phoenix with a 9:45 a.m. Q&A session open to all attendees on the main stage of PIR’s Budweiser ROLL-BAR. The race begins at 1 p.m. local time.

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As part of widespread NASCAR schedule realignment this past offseason, the SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500™ moved from April to February 27. Phoenix will continue to host the semi-final race in NASCAR’s playoffs – the Chase for the Sprint Cup – on November 13. PIR is one of just 13 NASCAR facilities to be awarded two Sprint Cup weekends in 2011 and is the only track in the West with two such races. Past studies conducted by Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business for PIR have indicated that the economic impact of hosting two NASCAR Sprint Cup weekends annually in Phoenix exceeds $400 million.

  About Phoenix International Raceway Since 1964, Phoenix International Raceway has served race fans as the premier motorsports venue in the Southwest. Watch the brightest stars in NASCAR take on PIR’s famed one-mile oval – including five-time defending Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Tony Stewart and many more – on February 27, 2011 in the Subway Fresh Fit 500. Tickets for the entire Subway Fresh Fit 500 weekend at Phoenix International Raceway can be purchased online at PhoenixRaceway.com/Ticketsor by calling 1-866-408-RACE (7223). For more, visit PhoenixRaceway.com, Facebook.com/PhoenixRacewayand Twitter.com/PhoenixRaceway.

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