Phoenix moves up in NASCAR schedule

Phoenix moves up in NASCAR schedule

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Mark Martin (5) and Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88) take a warmup lap at Kansas Speedway before the start of the Price Chopper 400 Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009, in Kansas City, Kan. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

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Associated Press

Posted on August 10, 2010 at 10:04 AM

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix International Raceway will again host two NASCAR Sprint Cup races in 2011.

As part of NASCAR's schedule realignment, PIR's early race will move from April to February 27 - just one week after NASCAR's largest event, the Daytona 500.

The February race will occur on a Sunday with the flag falling at 1 p.m.

The second race is scheduled for Nov. 13 during the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

NASCAR will conclude its season the following week at Homestead Miami Speedway in Florida.

Phoenix International Raceway is one of just 13 NASCAR facilities to be awarded two Sprint Cup weekends in 2011.

Online:

www.phoenixraceway.com.

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