4 Things You Ought to Know About SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500 Weekend
SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500 is coming up in just a few weeks! Get all the quick info on tickets, races, schedules, and location below.
1. LOCATION: ZOOMTOWN, USA
In 2009, two weeks before the Phoenix International Raceway was set to host its 22nd season of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing, Arizona Governor Janice Brewer officially declared Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) as “Zoomtown, U.S.A.” In an official proclamation released on April 3, 2009, Governor Brewer attributed the nickname to the rich tradition of NASCAR racing that takes places in the Grand Canyon State every year at the Phoenix International Raceway.
The proclamations states, “…with its two annual NASCAR weekends, Phoenix International Raceway has created a motorsports and entertainment haven for residents of Arizona and the Southwestern United States…[and] generates a significant economic impact for Arizona annually.”
This year, like every year since 1988, Phoenix International Raceway will celebrate yet another race weekend.
2. THE MAIN EVENTS
There are several races taking place during SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500 weekend this year at the Phoenix International Raceway, but there are two in particular that are highly anticipated.
- This year, NASCAR weekend at the PIR kicks off with the NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series 75 race. This year marks the 10th season of the series and the first time that it will be taking place in the United States.
- The SUBWAY FRESH FIT 500 is a NASCAR Spring Cup Series stock car race held annually at the Phoenix International Raceway. The SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500 is one of only four NASCAR events measured in kilometers rather than miles or laps. On Sunday, March 3 at 12pm, join the thousands that will come out to the PIR to watch the drivers cover 312 miles in 312 laps!
3. THE SCHEDULE
Thursday, February 28
3:00pm Spectator Gates Open
3:30pm-4:25pm NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series Practice
4:35pm-5:25pm NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Practice
5:35pm-7:30pm NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series Final Practice
Friday, March 1
9:00am Spectator Gates Open
9:00am-9:50am NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Final Practice
10:00am-11:20am NASCAR Nationwide Series Practice
12:00pm-1:25pm NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice
1:35pm-2:25pm NASCAR Nationwide Series Final Practice
2:35pm NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series Qualifying (two laps / all positions)
4:10pm NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying (two laps / all positions) Gatorade Sprint Cup Series Pole Qualifying
7:00pm NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series 75 (75 laps / 75 miles)
Saturday, March 2
8:00am Spectator Gates Open
9:00am NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Qualifying (two laps, all positions)
10:00am-10:55am NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice
11:05am NASCAR Nationwide Series Qualifying (two laps / all positions)
1:05pm-1:55pm NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Final Practice
2:30pm NASCAR Nationwide Series 200 (200 laps, 200 miles)
5:30pmTalking Stick Resort 60, NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Race (timed event / 60 minutes)
Sunday, March 3
8:00am Spectator Gates Open
12:00 Noon Pre-Race Ceremonies Begin
1:00pm SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500™, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race (312 laps, 312miles)
Tickets can be purchased online at phoenixraceway.com and stubhub.com or by phone at 866.408.RACE (7223).
Those are the tidbits you need to know about 2013 NASCAR Fresh Fit 500 weekend. Visit phoenixraceway.com’s NASAR 101 page for more details on what and what not to bring, when to arrive, pre-race pit passes, and more!
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