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SBD/October 2, 2012/Events and Attractions
Phoenix Int'l Raceway To Be First U.S. Track To Host NASCAR Mexico Series Race
Published October 2, 2012
PART OF THE PLAN: NASCAR VP/Regional & Touring Series George Silbermann said that the race “further develops a vision” by Chair & CEO Brian France to “offer racing that appeals to U.S. Latinos.” Silbermann yesterday said, “Mexico has a long and rich motorsports heritage but not necessarily in stock car racing. The whole Mexican motorsports culture has followed either open-wheel racing or sports car racing. Brian made it very clear that a strategic goal of his was to reach a growing fan base and connect with Mexican-American fans here in the states.” The AP’s Jenna Fryer noted the race at PIR is “a one-year agreement, per NASCAR guidelines.” But Silbermann said that it is “part of a long-term plan for NASCAR.” Silbermann: "From a business standpoint, a lot of the series sponsors and partners see the value of a race in the U.S., and everyone sees the value in building the sport among Spanish speaking audiences" (AP, 10/1).