Car Culture

Everyone experiences things out of his or her comfort zones. For us, it’s taking a dump in public. For you, perhaps, it’s NASCAR. Maybe you don’t have anything against auto racing, per se, but the racetrack isn’t really your “scene.” But by thinking this way, you eliminate yourself from partaking in a valuable cultural experience, just like we’re depriving ourselves of the ability to not walk funny in public.

NASCAR Weekend offers a rare chance to step outside of your comfort zone and see why auto racing is the fastest growing sport in America. The tire-meets-road blowout at Phoenix International Raceway features the Jimmie Johnson Foundation 150 on Thursday, April 16, the Bashas’ Supermarket 200 on Friday, April 17, and the SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500 on Saturday, April 18, so there’ll be plenty of opportunities to experience the excitement of the spectacle firsthand.

Thu., April 16, 11 a.m.; Fri., April 17, 8 a.m.; Sat., April 18, noon, 2009
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Ed Kummerer