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Camping World 500: 5 things to know before you go to Phoenix International Raceway

Posted at 3:53 PM, Mar 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-17 19:00:20-04

Race fans, are you ready?

The Camping World 500 Nascar weekend comes to Phoenix International Raceway, March 17-19.

If you're headed over, below is everything you need to know about getting there, buying tickets, entertainment and food!

Related: PIR to undergo $178M renovation prior to 2018 season.

RACE DAY 101:

When is it? March 17-19
Where is it? Phoenix International Raceway, 7602 S. Avondale Blvd., Avondale AZ 85323
How much is it? Tickets for Sunday's Camping World 500 start at $25. Tickets for Friday's & Saturday's races start at $5 - $10.

ENTERTAINMENT:

Besides the races, PIR will also host musicians and entertainers throughout the weekend. There will also be Q&As and autograph signings.

Musical entertainment:

  • Thursday, March 16
    7 p.m. - The Crown Kings at Busch Garage
    9 p.m. - Harry Luge at Busch Garage
  • Friday, March 17
    7 p.m. - Black Beards Delight at Busch Garage
    9 p.m. - Christopher Shayne at Busch Garage.
  • Saturday, March 18
  • 7 p.m. - Donny Grubb Band at Busch Garage
    9 p.m. -  Harry Luge at Busch Garage

Q&As:

On Sunday, six Nascar riders will take the Budweiser Roll-Bar stage before the start of the race for a quick 15-minute Q&A. The club is open to Grandstand ticket holders. The schedule is below:

Roll-Bar Stage:

Sunday, March 19

  • 8:45 a.m. - Ruben Garcia Jr.
  • 9 a.m. - Michael McDowell
  • 9:15 a.m. - Daniel Suárez
  • 9:30 a.m. - Kevin Harvick
  • 9:45 a.m. - Jimmie Johnson
  • 10 a.m. - Jeffrey Earnhardt

AUTOGRAPHS:

On Friday, there will be two autograph sessions. One at 11:30 a.m. and the second at 2 p.m. at the DC Solar Power Pavilion (formerly Fan Midway). The second session is for children 12 and younger.

FOOD:

Since the Camping World 500 falls over the St. Patrick's Day weekend, the PIR chefs will serve a specialty dish, The Lucky Leprechaun Dog.

It is a deep-fried hot dog, topped with corn beef and a "lucky green bacon mustard sauce." It is $6 and 950 calories.

Visit www.phoenixraceway.com for more information and to purchase tickets.