Gordon digs up racing surface to delight of fans after snapping 66-race win streak in the desert
[media-credit name=”Phoenix International Raceway” align=”alignright” width=”273″][/media-credit](PHOENIX, Ariz.) – Jeff Gordon, winner of the SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500™ at Phoenix International Raceway on Feb. 27, helped get construction started for PIR’s upcoming track pavement project after celebrating his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win in 66 races.
Phoenix International Raceway President Bryan R. Sperber announced details related to the NASCAR facility’s first major track paving project since 1990 earlier this month. Construction will begin in March with the removal of the facility’s current racing surface and the subsequent installation of a new surface to go with a series of changes designed to promote side-by-side racing. While maintaining the integrity of PIR’s oval – including the 1-mile distance – the slight configuration changes will produce a racier track with average speeds that are expected to increase two to three miles per hour. The project is slated to conclude in September.
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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.
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