New drop-off location places fans in the center of the NASCAR weekend action

(PHOENIX, Ariz.) – Fans planning to take advantage of the Park ‘N Ride for the Kobalt Tools 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, November 13 will find that Phoenix International Raceway’s popular travel program underwent a major enhancement. A new Park ‘N Ride terminal is being constructed outside of Gate 4 – near the track’s exciting Fan Midway and a short walk to PIR’s main ticket office at Gate 3 – offering a smoother flow for fans entering and departing the track. The new drop-off terminal located at Gate 4 replaces the previous location found at Gate 7.

Ashley HomeStore Furniture Pavilion is located just two blocks north of I-10 on 83rd Avenue (Exit 135). All NASCAR fans heading to PIR are welcome to enter Pavilion Grounds at the 83rd Avenue entrance, and board a First Student Charter of Phoenix shuttle for transport to the track. Cost for parking and shuttle services to PIR will remain at $7 per car and is free for fans with a PIR-issued parking pass.
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With the green flag dropping on the Kobalt Tools 500 at 1 p.m., Park ‘N Ride services will be available for 12 hours – from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. – on Sunday, giving all NASCAR fans an alternate transportation option, before and after the race. The first shuttle will depart Ashley HomeStore Furniture Pavilion at 7:30 a.m. The raceway opens to the public at 8 a.m. Shuttles will escort fans to PIR via preferential traffic routes, offering guests an earlier arrival to the facility.

Tickets for the Kobalt Tools 500 on November 13 are available now and start at just $25. For Phoenix International Raceway tickets and information, call 866-408-RACE (7223) or visit

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 brand new one-mile oval on November 13, 2011 in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup – the Kobalt Tools 500. Tickets for the entire Kobalt Tools 500 weekend at Phoenix International Raceway can be purchased online at by calling 1-866-408-RACE (7223). For more, visit,

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