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"BIRTHPLACE OF THE POLISH VICTORY LAP"
7602 S. 115th Ave. Avondale, AZ 85323-9514
PIR Ticket Office Phone Room (602) 252-2227
PIR Administration Office (602)252-3833  (602) 254-4622 (Fax)


Mountain Standard Time
530-AM for traffic information. This information frequency available on I-10 beginning at 99th Ave. and is brought to you by the Arizona DOT
Traffic alerts:www.traffic.com/Phoenix
Traffic Cameras: www.az511.com/CameraImages
Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau Tourism


TRACK NEWS: NASCAR fans are encouraged to call 511 and press *7 for traffic information.  The heaviest outbound flow for the April NASCAR event weekend is expected to take place from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday. During this period, motorists traveling on I-10 will experience intermittent closing of Exit 131 (Avondale Boulevard) to allow for the successful egress of race traffic.

DIRECTIONS TO PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

From the North - (I-17, Flagstaff, Prescott, Sedona)
Exit I-17 at the 101 Freeway Westbound
Take the 101 to I-10 Westbound
Exit at Litchfield Road
Turn Left (South) on Litchfield Road to Buckeye Road (MC#85)
Turn Right (West) on Buckeye Road for one mile to BullaRoad Ave.
Turn Left (South) on Bullard Ave. for two miles to Vineyard Road.
Turn Left (East) on VineyaRoad Road and follow signs/officers to PIR

From the North West - (Lake Havasu, Kingman, Las Vegas, Hwy’s 60 & 89)
Exit US 60 at State Hwy #303 South
Continue South on Cotton Lane to MC #85 (Buckeye Road)
Turn Left (East) on MC #85 for two miles to Estrella Mountain Parkway
Turn Right (South) on Estrella Mountain Parkway to Vineyard Road
Turn Left (East) on Vineyard Road and follow signs/officers to PIR

From the North East - (Scottsdale)
Travel on Westbound/Southbound Loop 101 to I-10
Travel West on I-10 to Exit 128 (Litchfield Rd.)
Turn Left (South) on Litchfield Rd; travel approximately 2 miles to MC 85.
Turn Right (West) on MC 85; travel 1 mile to Bullard Ave.
Turn Left (South) on Bullard Ave. and follow signs/officers to PIR

From the South West - (San Diego, Yuma)
Travel East on I-8 to Exit 116 (at Gila Bend) and proceed North on State Hwy. 85
Travel 30 miles North to MC 85
Turn Right (East) on MC 85; travel to Estrella Pkwy.
Turn Right (South) on Estrella Pkwy.; travel to Vineyard Ave.
Turn Left (East) on Vineyard Ave. and follow signs/officers to PIR

From the South East - (Chandler, Gilbert, Casa Grande, Tucson)
Travel West on I-10 to Exit 167 (Riggs Rd.) or Exit 164 (Maricopa Rd.) and proceed West to Beltline Rd.
Drive on Beltline Road and continue to 51st Ave.
Travel North on 51st Ave.; proceed to Buckeye Rd.
Travel West on Buckeye Rd.; proceed to Bullard Ave. (past Avondale Blvd., near Goodyear Airport)
Turn Left (South) at Bullard Ave.; travel to Vineyard Ave.
Turn Left (East) on Vineyard Ave. and follow signs/officers to PIR

From the East - (Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa)
Travel West on I-10 to Exit 128 (Litchfield Rd.)
Turn Left (South) on Litchfield Rd; travel approximately 2 miles to MC 85.
Turn Right (West) on MC 85; travel 1 mile to Bullard Ave.
Turn Left (South) on Bullard Ave. and follow signs/officers to PIR

From the West - (I-10, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Blythe)
Travel East on I-10 to Exit 126 (Estrella Pkwy.)
Turn Right (South) on Estrella Pkwy.; travel to Vineyard Ave.
Turn Left (East) on Vineyard Ave. and follow signs/officers to PIR
Holders of Phoenix International Raceway issued Parking Passes should refer to the map and directions on the back of their Parking Pass to plan the most convenient route to the track.

Parking

PARKING MAP
Holders of Phoenix International Raceway issued Parking Passes should refer to the map and directions on the back of their Parking Pass to plan the most convenient route to the track.

Fans driving their own vehicles to the track should remember that their parking pass - or lack thereof - determines the exits they should take from I-10 to the race. Fans without passes and planning to use the free general parking lots must exit the roadway at either Litchfield Road (Exit 128) or Estrella Parkway (Exit 126).

Directions for General Parking Admission - Eastbound:
Take Exit 126 - Estrella Parkway. Drive south approximately five miles to Vineyard Road. Follow the signs and directions from officers and deputies while traveling east about three miles to the entrance to the parking lot.

Directions for General Parking Admission - Westbound:
Take Exit 128 - Litchfield Road or Exit 126 - Estrella Parkway. Drive south approximately five miles to Vineyard Road. Follow the signs and directions from officers and deputies as, depending on traffic flow, traffic may be diverted for a short time onto MC 85 or Broadway Road. When traffic reaches Vineyard, motorists will travel east for about two miles to the entrance to the parking lot.

Directions for Local Traffic - MC 85 (Buckeye Road):
Local fans who travel on MC 85 (Buckeye Road) should exit on Litchfield Road or Bullard Avenue. Fans with special passes and permits - and only those fans - may use Avondale Boulevard.

2015 Park and Ride Information

PIR's Park-N-Ride program runs from Ak-Chin Pavilion, located just two blocks north of I-10 on 83rd Avenue (Exit 135). All NASCAR fans heading to PIR are welcome to enter at the 83rd Avenue entrance and park on Pavilion grounds, from where shuttle bus service (provided by First Student Charter of Phoenix) will take you to the Gate 4 area at the track. Parking and shuttle services to PIR are just $7 per car. Those with a PIR-issued parking pass ride for free.
Park-N-Ride services will be available for 12 hours on Sunday, giving all NASCAR fans an easy way both to and from the track, before and after the race. Shuttle buses -- including accessible buses -- will escort guests to PIR via preferential traffic routes, offering guests an earlier arrival to the facility.

With the green flag dropping on the CampingWorld.com 500 at 12:30 p.m. PST, Park-N-Ride services will be available for 12 hours -- from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. -- on Sunday, giving all NASCAR fans an alternate transportation option before and after the race. The first shuttle will depart at 7:30 a.m. The raceway opens to the public at 8 a.m.

PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY 2015 SCHEDULE

Friday, March 13
8:00 a.m. // Spectator Gates Open
7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. // NMS Final Practice
11:00 a.m. // NMS Qualifying (two laps, all positions)
Noon - 1:15 p.m. // NSCS Practice
1:30 p.m. - 2:25 p.m. // NXS Practice
3:00 p.m. - 4:25 p.m. // NXS Final Practice
4:50 p.m. // NSCS Qualifying
6:30 p.m. // Toyota 120 Pre-Race Ceremonies
7:00 p.m. // Toyota 120, NASCAR Mexico Series Race (120 laps; 120 miles)

Saturday, March 14
8:00 a.m. // Spectator Gates Open
8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. // NXS Autograph Session, Near Main Stage, Fan Midway
8:30 a.m. - 9:25 a.m. // NSCS Practice
9:45 a.m. // NXS Qualifying
11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. // NSCS Final Practice
12:30 p.m. // Axalta Faster. Tougher. Brighter. 200 Pre-Race Ceremonies
1:00 p.m. // Axalta Faster. Tougher. Brighter. 200, NASCAR XFINITY Series Race (200 laps; 200 miles)

Sunday, March 15
8:00 a.m. // Spectator Gates Open
11:30 a.m. // CampingWorld.com 500 Pre-Race Ceremonies
12:30 p.m. CampingWorld.com 500, NASCAR Race 312 laps 312 miles

ALLOWED IN PHOENIX INTERNTIONAL RACEWAY GRANDSTANDS

Arizona state liquor law prohibits alcohol from being brought onto the track property. Also, no glass containers are allowed in the grandstands.

As part of Phoenix International Raceway’s standard policy for NASCAR events, hard-sided coolers will not be allowed into the grandstand area. In addition, Styrofoam coolers are also not permitted. Two key changes to the policy to note:

  1. Soft-sided coolers that measure no greater than 14 x 14 x 14 inches or 2,700 cubic inches will be permitted – six times the size previously permitted.  To ensure these items fit underneath grandstand seats and do not block walkways, coolers with telescoping handles and wheels will not be permitted.
  2. Lightweight backpacks or daypacks will be permitted

Examples include: a soft side insulated cooler, a scanner bag, a fanny pack, a purse, a diaper bag, or a binocular bag, etc.
This one bag may be carried in any manner, i.e. by handle, with shoulder straps, on a belt, etc.  The soft side insulated cooler may contain ice.

One clear plastic bag, no larger than 18 X 18 X 4 inches. To accommodate samples received and purchases made after fans have parked their cars.  Clear plastic bags may not contain ice.

Binoculars, scanners, headsets, cameras, not in a bag, worn separately over the neck or on the belt and seat cushions carried separately are also allowed.

Seat cushion bags with compartments will be reviewed on an individual basis

TICKET PRICES & PACKAGES 2015

Jimmie Johnson Phoenix International Raceway Ticket Package Children and adult tickets are sold separately to accompany families of multiple children and/or parents. Children must be accompanied by a ticket-package holding adult. Adult tickets, which include one (1) Lower Allison Grandstand ticket to the CampingWorld.com 500 are available for $48, and children's tickets are only $20 and also include one (1) Lower Allison Grandstand ticket for the same day.  Your child will have the opportunity to attend a Q&A with Six-Time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship Driver Jimmie Johnson, as well as receive a Lowe's Build and Grow Clinic*, which provides the supplies for your son or daughter to build their very own mini race car while at the appearance.  ORDER
TICKETS 25.00-135.00 MORE

Pre-Race Pit Pass 2015

Weekend Pre-Race Pit Pass Not an admission ticket $60.00  (Must be 18 and older)  Once purchased, you will receive a redemption coupon. Please take your redemption coupon to any of our Trading Post locations -- at Gates 3 and 8, as well as in the Midway between the Foyt and Bobby Allison Grandstands -- during pre-race pit access hours. Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Pre-race pit pass holders must show photo identification to verify the identity of the pass holder and must be accompanied by a Grandstand Ticket. Photo identification must be carried at all times.

   * Guests must be 18 years of age or older to enter the pit area.
   * Guests must have an admission ticket accompanying the pit pass for each day he/she wants to enter the pit area.
   * Smoking is not allowed in the pit area.
   * Alcoholic beverages are not allowed in the pit area.
   * Pre-race pit passes are non-transferable and must be visible at all times.
   * On NASCAR Weekend, there is NO Garage access with a pre-race pit pass.
   * Dress Code: Shoulders and feet must be covered. Long pants are recommended.

PIR Teams with World Access to Provide Event Ticket Protector Insurance

The coverage, an optional purchase in addition to each race ticket, will be $6.25 per ticket and will be available for all events at Phoenix International Raceway, beginning with the NASCAR event weekend this fall from November 8- 11, 2007.

With the insurance provided by World Access, fans will be reimbursed if a medical issue, traffic accident, jury duty, employment termination, requirement of work, or any other covered reasons prevents the insured from attending a race. Additional covered reasons are included in the policy. More information on the program can be found on the Web at www.phoenixraceway.com/insurance.

HOSPITALITY 2015

Budweiser Roll-Bar Club Pass Budweiser ROLL-BAR is located just behind the Bobby Allison Grandstands on the west side of the track, and features the best in live entertainment with happy hour specials each day and night throughout every NASCAR weekend.  Additional purchase of a grandstand ticket is still required for track admission
Saturday, $99

(Sunday, $149
Sunday, March 15
9:30 a.m. // Kevin Harvick, Budweiser ROLL-BAR Club

WHAT TO DO

DRIVERS APPEARANCES
Driver's Appearances usually start posting the week of the race. many times there isn't notice that a driver will be at his hauler.  Go by the corporate haulers on Friday & look for a sign or ask.

rcrracing.com/
www.fordracing.com/
www.roushracing.com
www.jayski.com
www.driversappearances.com
www.elliottsadler.com/
www.kurtbusch.com/
www.michaelwaltripracing.com
www.jrmracing.com
www.phoenixraceway.com
www.ryannewman.org

Reed Sorenson tries to visit his souvenir trailer at the race track each weekend to sign autographs.  Be sure to stop by the trailer and check for times.

Friday,

Saturday, March 14
8:30 - 9:15 a.m. Richard Childress Racing’s Ty Dillon and Brian Scott, Roush Fenway Racing’s Darrell “Bubba” Wallace and Chris Buescher, TriStar Motorsports' Blake Koch, VIVA Motorsports' Jamie Dick and HScott Motorsports with Chip Ganassi’s Brennan Poole, as well as other drivers, are scheduled to sign autographs on the Fan Midway. The autograph session will be held beginning at 8:30 a.m. until 9:15 a.m. on Saturday near the Main Stage on the Fan Midway. Fans wanting to participate in the autograph session will need a wristband, which will be handed out when the gates open at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning.

10:15 - 10:30 a.m. Danica Patrick, Safeway Track Store
11:40 - 11:55 a.m. Erik Jones, Toyota Pit Pass, Fan Midway

APPEARANCES AROUND PHOENIX AREA CLICK HERE

ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE 2015

hursday, March 12
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. // Whiskey's Quicker, SPEED Cantina
9:00 - 11:00 p.m. // Harry Luge Jr., SPEED Cantina

Friday, March 13
Post-Race // Luis Coronel, Main Stage, Fan Midway
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. // Harry Luge Jr., SPEED Cantina
9:00 - 11:00 p.m. // DaisyTrain, SPEED Cantina

Saturday, March 14
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. // METALHEADS, SPEED Cantina
9:00 - 11:00 p.m. // Harry Luge Jr., SPEED Cantina

Sunday, March 15
10:30 a.m. // Tonic, Main Stage, Fan Midway

PRE RACE CONCERT - TONIC

Fans coming to the CampingWorld.com 500 at Phoenix International Raceway will be in for a treat prior to the race. That morning, the popular Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum rock group Tonic will perform a pre-race concert in the fan midway area at 10:30 a.m. MST.

SAFEWAY STORE RETURNS TO PIR RACE WEEKEND

As the Official Grocery partner of PIR, Safeway will offer race fans an extensive selection of food, snacks and other campground favorites.  The store looks and feels just like Safeway’s 115 stores.  The 9,000-square foot store will open at 7:00 a.m. MST on Tuesday, February 25 and will be open every day throughout race weekend.

Race fans will again be able to find all of their camping and cooking needs at Safeway, from charcoal and firewood to wide selection of groceries, as well as ice, beer, snacks and other campground necessities.  Safeway has increased its range of products by nearly 30 percent, and for the first time will offer spirits for sale in the on-site store.

The store will also serve as the social hub of the campground as race fans start each day with donuts and the morning paper, along with fresh coffee and signature coffee drinks.

SPEED TV'S TRACKSIDE

The SPEED Stage is located outside the track...Behind the Grandstand outside of turn 2. Fans are encouraged to attend the live show
SPEED Cantina is located just outside of Turn 2 behind the Bobby Allison Grandstands. Designed by the Phoenix-based company Detail Design & Fabrication, SPEED Cantina is characterized by the type of bold and innovative environment that both PIR fans and SPEED viewers have come to expect.
SPEED Cantina Events
  
OTHER NON RACE ATTRACTIONS:

Mild weather conditions allow for a variety of air sports like soaring over the Sonoran Desert in a two-seat glider or lofting above in a hot-air balloon. The Sonoran Desert stretches to the peaks of surrounding mountains like Camelback Mountain.  Tour companies can lead you on a desert excursion to abandoned gold mines, or other sites filled with ruins more than 500 years old.

There are many parks in the Phoenix area including The North Mountain Visitor Center. The center offers educational classes and displays to interpret and understand the Sonoran Desert found right outside the center's doors.  Papago Park has three lakes which include a fishing lagoons that cover 7.8 acres, stocked with catfish for summer and trout for winter.  Also try Reach 11 Recreation Area that has amenities including equestrian center, hiking and riding trails, trailhead parking lot, restrooms, picnic area with ramada and grills, drinking fountain, and wildlife/nature desert areas.

Phoenix has 28 different museums.  Go see the Arizona Mining and Mineral which has 3000 worldwide specimens on exhibit.  Or how about the Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting which has almost an acre of fire history exhibits, with over 90 fully restored pieces of fire apparatus on display, dating from 1725 to 1969?  Also in Phoenix is the Heard Museum one of the best places to experience the myriad cultures and art of the Southwest Native Americans.

In Papago Park, the Desert Botanical Garden hosts one of the world’s finest collections of desert plants. This one-of-a-kind museum has 50 acres of beautiful outdoor exhibits. The Garden is home to139 rare, threatened and endangered plant species from around the world.

Chicano Museum and Latino Center for the Arts presents changing exhibits on the culture of Latinos.  It is located in Cooper Square, a major tourist attraction.

A must visit is Copper Square in Downtown Phoenix.  From 3rd Avenue to 7th Street, Fillmore to south of Jackson, Copper Square has professional sports, concerts, street fairs, live theater and more.  Located there are the Arizona Science Center, the Orpheum Theatre and the Herberger Theatre Center.  Across from Copper Square is Heritage Square which features an interesting collection of historic buildings dating to the late 1800's.   

Like to shop?  The American Park N' Swap is located at the Southwest Corner of Fortieth & Washington Streets.  Open on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, this festive outdoor marketplace features over 1,200 bargain outlets, authentic ethnic fare, covered walkways, and live entertainment

While in Phoenix, go visit the Arizona Capitol Museum. Excellent exhibits provide interesting perspectives on early Arizona events and lifestyles. The Edward S. Curtis Exhibit is currently featured. 

Into Shopping?  Original Southwestern art and eclectic gifts are sure to pique your interest as you stroll along Main Street and Marshall Way in Scottsdale. Art collectors and enthusiasts revel in the vast array of artistic talent on display here.  For a shopping experience that is decidedly young at heart, visit Mill Avenue in Tempe. Mill Avenue is a great place to find unique gifts, jewelry, souvenirs and clothing– much of which is made by local artists and designers.

WILL CALL

Will Call is provided for tickets purchased through our ticket office in advance, but not received prior to the race. Tickets left in Will Call may be picked up by the account holder of record only.Photo ID is required. Will Call is located at the west end of the Oasis Building near Gate 3.

First Aid Station

• Located under section CC of the Jimmy Bryan Grandstand
• In the center of the infield. The Infield medical center is staffed 24 hours a day
throughout the event.
• The Oasis building between gates 2 and 3, outside of turn two.

PARKING

All daily parking at PIR is free.
Reserved lots require your parking pass be displayed at all times.
Overnight parking is limited to the Estrella 3 parking lot. There is no camping in this
lot. (see RV Parking for camping information)

ADA (Disabled) Parking

Individuals who purchase wheelchair accessible seating are provided a parking pass
for a specific location.  Customers who have a state-issued disabled plate or placard, but do not require wheelchair seating should exit I-10 at Avondale Blvd. or follow the traffic guidelines found earlier in this guide. Disabled permit holders may park in the Cactus 1 ADA lot.  Lot is limited in size and parking will be first-come, first-serve.  Disabled transport carts will be available at this location. For more information on services to assist the disabled, please call 623-463-5400.

Upon arrival at the raceway via Indian Springs Rd, disabled individuals may park in
the ADA lot outside of Gate 4. 

A cart will also be available at Gate 8 to transport disabled individuals through the
infield tunnel.

Wheelchair Accessible Seating

PIR offers several options for guests requiring wheelchair accessible seating. Bobby Allison Grandstand offers upper and lower wheelchair accessible spaces with companion seats. This grandstand is equipped with an elevator and fully accessible restrooms. Concession hawkers are also present to provide in seat service with special emphasis on those in wheelchair accessible spaces. The A.J. Foyt grandstand also incorporates wheelchair accessible seating into sections P, Q, R, and S. Access is by way of a ramp under the western end of the grandstand. A special wheelchair accessible viewing area is also available at Turn 4. Each purchaser of a wheelchair accessible space at PIR will be provided with a parking pass allowing parking in specific areas located in close proximity to your seating. Please be sure to consult the back of the pass for specific directions to the track to insure smooth access to your parking area.

RV Parking

Reserved RV spaces come with one tow vehicle pass. Any additional vehicles must park in general parking. Overnight parking is available at no cost in the Estrella 3 lot.
Reserved RV’s may enter through Gate 1.

Unreserved RV’S enter at Sun Lane, to the west of general parking.
Unreserved RV Parking is a $40 fee, per vehicle. Extra vehicles must pay the fee or
be left in Estrella 3 parking lot for overnight parking. Again, no camping is allowed
in this lot.

Unreserved RV Parking is first-come, first-serve. No roping off or “saving” of spaces.
RV’s must exit the facility by 12 noon the day following the race.

Child ID Bracelets- Child ID bracelets are available at all information booths. If you are attending the races with young children, please take a moment to get a free ID bracelet for each child. These wristbands identify the family’s seating, meeting place or camping location and assists in reuniting lost children with their parents.

Information Booths- Our information booths are meant to help you any way they can. Located outside our admission gates, please contact our info booth staff with any problem or question. Info booths are in radio contact with our disabled assistance carts and PIR staff.
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