2012 West Coast NASCAR season to open with new March 4 race date

(PHOENIX, Ariz.) – Beginning next Tuesday, November 1 race fans can purchase tickets to the SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500T at Phoenix International Raceway – NASCAR’s second stop of the 2012 season following the Daytona 500. The SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500T weekend – which kicks off PIR’s 2012 NASCAR season – will feature a new date of March 2-4. Fans may purchase tickets by calling 866-408 RACE, logging on to or visiting the PIR box office at 125 S. Avondale Blvd. in Avondale, Ariz.

This summer, NASCAR announced the 2012 schedule will move back one week – shifting the Daytona 500 to Sunday, February 26 and the SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500T to Sunday, March 4. The SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500T anchors a full weekend of NASCAR action at PIR, featuring races in NASCAR’s two top series. The SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500T NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race will take place Sunday, March 4. The event weekend will also feature the Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Saturday, March 3.
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Value pricing is back – fans can receive extra savings by purchasing tickets for the 2012 SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500T early. The value pricing period takes place November 1 through December 31, 2011. Regular pricing will begin on Jan. 1 and runs through to the start of the March event weekend.

Also making a return is the GO Value Package. GO 2 Days to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500T and NASCAR Nationwide Series Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 races and pay only $40.

For just $179, fans can enhance their race weekend by purchasing a Budweiser ROLL-BAR and Pre-Race Pit Pass Combo Package for the SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500T race day. This combo includes access to PIR’s Pit Road, and food, beverage and exclusive Q&A opportunities with NASCAR drivers in the Budweiser ROLL-BAR club. Add free daily on-site parking, live music entertainment and interactive fun throughout PIR’s Midway and fans experience first-hand the “best value in NASCAR.”

2012 Season Tickets are available now and start at only $99. Tickets for the SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500T start at just $25 and tickets for the Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 start at only $15. To purchase tickets or for more 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 or by calling 1-866-408-RACE (7223). For more, visit, and

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