The NASCAR season began this past weekend with the Daytona 500, and the circuit finds itself in Phoenix this Sunday for the Subway Fresh Fit 500. Usually held in April (and at night), NASCAR has determined that moving the race to the second week of the schedule would be a benefit to all parties.
Phoenix is generally a very popular site for NASCAR fans, with a lot of open space to RV/camp and party for several days before the races begin. The ideal weather conditions and the open desert offer a very interesting experience, often seen at a music festival like Country Thunder.
The Phoenix International Raceway expects good attendance for this race, and Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne will attempt to recreate last weekend's magic in Avondale. After this weekend, PIR will be building up the banks of the course and repaving the entire mile of pavement, which will be unveiled in November at the second-to-last race of the 2011 Sprint Cup Series season.
The Subway Fresh Fit 500 begins at 1:00 p.m. Arizona time, and will air on FOX.