The second race of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season is the SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway, Thursday through Sunday, February 28th through March 3rd. The stars of the Cup Series are joined by the NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series, the K&N Pro Series West and the Nationwide Series.
On Thursday, February 28th at 5:30 p.m. MT, there is a Fan Fest at the Waterdance Plaza outside Jobing.com Arena, home of the NHL’s Phoenix Coyotes. Fans can check out live musical entertainment, get a look at a new Generation 6 show car and participate in a live question-and-answer session with SUBWAY spokesman Jarod Fogle, Miss Sprint Cup and the winner of the Daytona 500. When the Coyotes take on the Minnesota Wild later that evening, the 500 winner will drop the ceremonial first puck. Fans of PIR can get discounted tickets to the game here.
On-track action begins Thursday with practice for the Mexico Series and the K&N Pro Series West beginning at 3:30 p.m. MT (grandstand gates open at 3 p.m. MT). On Friday, gates open at 9 a.m. MT for the K&N Series’ final practice, followed by practice for the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series and qualifying for the Mexico Series and Cup Series; the Mexico Series 75-lap race gets underway at 7 p.m. MT.
On Saturday, gates open at 8 a.m. MT, with K&N Series qualifying at 9 a.m. MT, followed by Cup practice and Nationwide Series qualifying. The Nationwide Series race goes green at 2 p.m. MT on Saturday, and the K&N Pro Series West race follows at 5:30 p.m. MT. Sunday’s Cup Series race takes the green flag at 1 p.m. MT.
A variety of tickets for the race weekend at PIR are still available – visit www.poenixraceway.com to purchase tickets and for more race weekend information.
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