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Thursday, Jan 20 2411

Four days of NASCAR action will return to Phoenix International Raceway next month, Feb. 24-27, headlined by the SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500™ Sprint Cup Series race on Feb. 27. The event schedule, which occurs one week after the DAYTONA 500, showcases a different NASCAR series race each day: Sprint Cup Series, Nationwide Series, Camping World Truck Series and the K&N Pro Series West. 

PIR also announced that NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying will move from its previous spot on Friday to 1:40 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26 – prior to the Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 NASCAR Nationwide Race at 3:30 p.m. The move will allow more fans to enjoy Sprint Cup time trials.

The SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500™ is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. local time on Sunday, Feb. 27. Spectator gates open at 8 a.m. for Sunday’s SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500™.

Set to begin at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26 is the Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race. Spectator gates will open at 11 a.m., giving fans the chance to view NASCAR Nationwide Series qualifying at 12:05 p.m. before Sprint Cup qualifying.

On Friday, Feb. 25, the Lucas Oil 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event begins under the lights at 6 p.m., with practice at 9 a.m. and qualifying at 3:05 p.m. Gates will open at 9 a.m. and fans will also have the chance to watch the NASCAR Nationwide Series practices at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., as well as NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice at 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Race weekend action will begin on Thursday, Feb. 24 with the Phoenix 100 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West season opener at 4:30 p.m. Spectator gates will open at 9 a.m., giving fans the opportunity to watch the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West practice at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and qualifying at 2:30 p.m.

A full copy of the weekend fan schedule is attached to this release.

Tickets to the exciting Feb. 24-27 SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500™ NASCAR event weekend are available with prices starting at just $25. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 866-408-RACE (7223).



Phoenix International Raceway

Fan Schedule

SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Event

February 24 – 27, 2011

NSCS: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

NNS: NASCAR Nationwide Series

NCWTS: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

NKNPS-W: NASCAR K&N Pro Series-West

Thursday, February 24

9:00 a.m. Spectator Gates open

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. NKNPS-W Practice

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. NKNPS-W Final Practice

2:30 p.m. NKNPS-W Qualifying (two laps, all positions)

4:30 p.m. NKNPS-W Race (100 laps, 100 miles)

Phoenix 100


Friday, February 25

9:00 a.m. Spectator Gates open

9:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. NCWTS Final Practice

11:00 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. NNS Practice

12:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. NSCS Practice

2:00 p.m. - 2:55 p.m. NNS Final Practice

3:05 p.m. NCWTS Qualifying (two laps, all positions)

4:00 p.m. - 5:25 p.m. NSCS Final Practice

6:00 p.m. NCWTS Race (150 laps, 150 miles)

Lucas Oil 150


Saturday, February 26

11:00 a.m. Spectator Gates open

12:05 p.m. NNS Qualifying (two laps, all positions)

1:40 p.m. NSCS Qualifying (two laps, all positions)

3:30 p.m. NNS Race (200 laps, 200 miles)

Bashas’ Supermarkets 200

Sunday, February 27

8:00 a.m. Spectator Gates open

1:00 p.m. NSCS Race (312 laps, 312 miles)

SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500



(Track times are in bold)


(Schedule tentative & subject to change)

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