Chase for the Sprint Cup semi-final race weekend will be fans’ first chance to see ‘New PIR’

PHOENIX– Race fans can purchase tickets to the Kobalt Tools 500 at Phoenix International Raceway – the semi-final playoff race in NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup – on May 19 by calling 866-408 RACE, logging on to PhoenixRaceway.comor visiting the PIR box office at 125 S. Avondale Blvd. in Avondale, Ariz. The Kobalt Tools 500 on November 13 will anchor a full, four-day weekend of NASCAR action at PIR (November 10-13) and will be the first Sprint Cup Series event on a new, reconfigured and repaved racing surface.

In February, PIR President Bryan R. Sperber announced details related to the NASCAR facility’s first major track pavement project since 1990. Construction – including the removal and reuse of the facility’s old racing surface and subsequent installation of a new surface to go with a series of changes designed to promote side-by-side racing – began in March and will continue up to September.
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“Our goal for the track pavement project was to not radically change a venue that’s celebrated by fans and drivers alike, but to utilize new technology to give us the best opportunity to create not just a new Phoenix International Raceway, but an improved PIR,” Sperber said. “We’re pleased with the progress made on the project thus far and are eager to present the new PIR during NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup in November.”

Race fans can take advantage of PIR’s Value Pricing Period (May 19 to July 4) as soon as tickets to the November Kobalt Tools 500 weekend go on sale this Thursday. Great individual pricing options will be available with Kobalt Tools 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series tickets starting at just $25 and WYPALL* 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series tickets (which includes admission to the Phoenix 100NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race on Saturday night) starting at just $15.  Add free daily on-site parking with regular tram service, live music entertainment and interactive fun throughout PIR’s Midway and fans experience first-hand the “best value in NASCAR.” Fans seeking a full weekend of NASCAR excitement at Phoenix International Raceway can purchase the Best Value in NASCAR Package for just $40. This inclusive package allows fans to experience three races and Gatorade Pole Qualifying in two days for one low price. 

For just $179, fans can enhance their race weekend by purchasing a Budweiser ROLL-BAR and Pit Pass Combo Package for the Kobalt Tools 500 race day.  This combo includes access to PIR’s pit road, food, beverage and exclusive Q&A opportunities with NASCAR drivers.

Tickets to see NASCAR drivers take on the “New PIR” for first time in practice sessions on November 10 and 11 are just $10.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit PhoenixRaceway.comor call 866-408-RACE (7223).

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 November 13 in the Kobalt Tools 500. Tickets for the entire Kobalt Tools 500 weekend at Phoenix International Raceway will be available on May 19 at PhoenixRaceway.comor by calling 1-866-408-RACE (7223). For more, visit,

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