JEFF GORDON RETURNS TO PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY TO HOST FAN Q & A PRIOR TO SATURDAY XFINITY SERIES RACE
Fans coming to the AXALTA Faster. Tougher. Brighter. 200 race at Phoenix International Raceway on Saturday, March 12 will have the opportunity to attend a Q & A session with Jeff Gordon, the legendary former driver of the No. 24 car. The event will be held on the Main Stage on the Fan Midway at PIR and is open for anyone with a grandstand ticket.
Following his final season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Jeff Gordon returns to the track that was officially named Jeff Gordon Raceway for last November’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. The former Hendrick Motorsports driver remains a frequent fixture for race fans, as he now calls the NASCAR action on-camera for FOX Sports.
The moderated Q & A session is scheduled to begin at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, March 12 on the Main Stage on the Fan Midway.
Gordon has four career wins at PIR, including three in NASCAR-sanctioned races. Each of his wins represented a significant moment to the track’s history. On Nov. 6, 1999, he raced to victory in the inaugural Xfinity Series race at Phoenix, before tying the legendary Dale Earnhardt with his 76th career Sprint Cup Series win on April 21, 2007. Forever etching his name into PIR history, Gordon kicked off the repaving of the track by digging the first piece of pavement following his win on Feb. 27, 2011. Ironically, his 24 top-10 finishes at Phoenix is a track record, and he tied Mark Martin for the record for most Sprint Cup Series starts at PIR in November when he made his 34th start.
Tickets to all events throughout Good Sam 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekend at Phoenix International Raceway are available online at PhoenixRaceway.com, by phone at 1-866-408-RACE (7223) or in person at the PIR ticket office.