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Thursday, February 24, 2011

NASCAR Comes To The Phoenix Metro AZ West Valley

Phoenix International Raceway, also known as PIR, is a one-mile, low-banked tri-oval race track located in Avondale, Arizona. The track opened in 1964 and currently hosts two NASCAR race weekends annually. PIR has also hosted the Indycar Series, CART, USAC and the Rolex Sports Car Series. The raceway is currently owned and operated by International Speedway Corporation.

The raceway was originally constructed with a 2.5 miles road course that ran both inside and outside of the main tri-oval. In 1991 the track was reconfigured with the current 1.51 miles  interior layout. PIR has an estimated grandstand seating capacity of around 67,000. Lights were installed around the track in 2004 following the addition of a second annual NASCAR race weekend.

Phoenix International Raceway is home to two annual NASCAR race weekends, one of 13 facilities on the NASCAR schedule to host more than one race weekend a year. The track is both the first and last stop on the West Coast, as well as the second and second-to-last track on the schedule.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500™ is Sunday February 27, 2011 at 1:00 pm MST. There are many events all weekend long. For more information on this weekends events see http://www.phoenixraceway.com/.

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