Camping World 500 News and Updates
The Subway Fresh Fit 500 is held annually at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona as the second stock car race in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series. The Fresh Fit 500 race is a relatively new addition in the NASCAR scene, established less than 10 years ago. The Fresh Fit 500 is unique as one of four NASCAR events measured in kilometers instead of miles, making it a 500-kilometer, or, 312-mile race.
Last year was a memorable one: Carl Edwards erased his 70-race winless drought by taking home the title, back flipping out of his car to victory. Denny Hamlin and Jeff Gordon won in previous years, while Gordon remains as the only driver to win at Phoenix in multiple years. This season, Subway Fresh Fit 500 tickets are a steal at $102 on average and just $40 to get-in! Be there to smell the gasoline and burning rubber, hear all the horsepower, hooting and hollering, and finally, judge for yourself the new NASCAR Spring Cup Chase rules which will debut at the second race of the season.
The new Chase rules skipped over Daytona 500, and instead will be put into place in Phoenix, making the Subway Fresh Fit 500 the first in the Sprint Cup to test out the points overhaul. Now, each race winner will automatically get a bid into Chase field, with 16 drivers qualifying for postseason (15 race winners and one points leader). The 10-race Chase features a new playoff format: four rounds (three three-race segments and one season finale) where four drivers will be eliminated after each round. Finally, at Homestead-Miami, the winning driver out of the four remaining in the Chase for the Sprint Cup will win the series championship.