Subway Fresh Fit 500
Phoenix International Raceway is always absolutely hopping with fans that know how to come
out and show their support for some of the very best drivers in the world, and you'll understand why that is as soon as you're
there alongside tens of thousands of your fellow fans as the race heats up. As part of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship
circuit, the Subway Fresh Fit 500 brings together some of the top drivers for an intense battle that will have its fair share
of twists, turns and nail-biting moments that you'll have to see up close and personal to truly appreciate. This one is 312
laps of heart-pounding action that you'll be thinking about long after it's all over, as this is a race that you simply don't
want to miss out on whenever it gets underway each March.
Once you're there in the stands alongside all the fans cheering
for your favorite drivers, you'll understand loud and clear what the difference is between the home and race track experience.
The Subway Fresh 500 is simply the place to be if you're a NASCAR fan, and NASCAR lovers are reminded each and every spring.
Subway Fresh Fit 500 History
This one hasn't been around for all that long, after first forming in 2005, but
there have already been plenty of amazing moments over the years that have fans pouring into the stands on a regular basis.
Kurt Busch won the inaugural race in '05, but other great drivers like Jeff Gordon (twice), Carl Edwards and Mark Martin have
all brought this one down, making it sort of a who's who of big-time drivers that will have you on the edge of your seat throughout
the race as these titans of the race track clash. Though it was Chevy that dominated for much of the history, recently it
was Ford that retook the crown, bringing the competition to a new level as Chevy looks to reclaim its dominance.
many races, the Subway Fresh Fit 500 actually is listed in kilometers, with the race being roughly 310 total miles. The buzz
of the race track around Phoenix International is nothing short of spectacular, giving you the perfect place to be for all
the twists, turns and nail-biting moments that have become standard operating procedure over the years.
Fresh Fit 500 Trivia
Did you know that the Subway Fresh Fit 500 is one of just four total NASCAR races that measures
in kilometers rather than miles? That's just one of the many reasons that makes the Subway Fresh Fit 500 a unique an unbelievable
event that everyone is sure to be talking about around Phoenix in the days leading up to the big race. This one has gone through
a few minor alterations in name and length, with former names including the Subway Fresh 500 and the Subway Fresh Fit 600,
though the Subway Fresh Fit 500 seems to be the perfect balance that has helped make it one of the very best races on the
Did you also know that Jeff Gordon is the only driver to win the race twice? Gordon has been to the winner's
circle quite a few times, and he's been a dominant force at the Subway Fresh Fit 500 not only with his wins but a couple of
other close calls as well. Toyota was also the only non-American manufacturer to win the race, with Chevy and Ford doing most
of the heavy lifting.
The Spectator Experience
Perhaps more than any other sport, NASCAR is a sport that
simply needs to be experienced live and in person to truly appreciate it. Sure, high-def TVs are great, in theory, but the
Speedway experience gives you a different level of experience that you simply can't recreate through that disappointing little
flatscreen in your living room. Instead, head out to the stands so you can see all the action first-hand as the best drivers
in the world gun it for the checkered flag.
Though there are plenty of other NASCAR races and events, it all culminates
with exciting events like the Subway Fresh Fit 500. This is one of the very best races you'll find anywhere, as it brings
all the best drivers from around NASCAR together for an event that is highly anticipated around Phoenix each and every year.
We all know that you can just keep up with the action on your smart phone, but you're way, way off if you ever think you're
going to come close to the atmosphere that you'll find if you're actually in the stands for all of the heart-pounding excitement.
Even the DVR can't capture the action the same way, as it's always that much more special when there isn't a pause button
and a broadcaster feebly trying to explain how amazing the atmosphere is.