Major changes in next year's PIR schedule

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AVONDALE, Ariz. -- There are some major changes in the next year's schedule at Phoenix International Raceway.

The track has been awarded two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race weekends in 2011, marking seven consecutive seasons for PIR to host a pair of nationally-televised event weekends featuring the brightest stars in NASCAR.

As part of the NASCAR’s schedule realignment, Phoenix International Raceway’s SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500™ will move from April to February 27 – just one week after NASCAR’s largest event, the Daytona 500. PIR will look to capitalize on the season-opening excitement of Daytona with a new Sunday day-race format, allowing fans to take in the 500 km race in Phoenix with a more traditional local start time of 1 p.m.

PIR president Bryan Sperber breaks it all down for Scott Pasmore and explains what it means for Valley race fans.