(Phoenix, Ariz.) – Phoenix International Raceway President Bryan R. Sperber announced today that San Francisco Giants Pitcher Sergio Romo will be the Grand Marshal for the Toyota 120 NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series race on Friday, March 1.
“It is an honor to serve as Grand Marshal and have the opportunity to celebrate my Mexican heritage,” said Romo. “This month I not only get to pay tribute to Mexico through NASCAR but also by playing for Mexico in the World Baseball Classic.”
Mexican-American Romo set a career high in the number of innings played and games saved for the 2012 World Championship San Francisco Giants. As a closer for the Giants, Romo recorded three saves during the 2012 World Series, helping the Giants win their second title in three years.
The NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series will kick off its 10th season over all and seventh under the NASCAR banner at Phoenix International Raceway on March 1, 2013 followed by 14 races at eight different tracks throughout Mexico.
Tickets for the SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500™ NASCAR Event Weekend at PIR on March 1 -3 are available now and start at just $25. For Phoenix International Raceway tickets and information, call 866-408-RACE (7223) or visit PhoenixRaceway.com
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Since 1964, Phoenix International Raceway has served race fans as the premier motorsports venue in the Southwest. Watch the SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500™ on Sunday, March 3. Tickets for the entire March 1-3 NASCAR event weekend at Phoenix International Raceway can be purchased online at PhoenixRaceway.com/Tickets or by calling 1-866-408-RACE (7223). For more information, visit PhoenixRaceway.com, Facebook.com/PhoenixRaceway and Twitter.com/PhoenixRaceway.