Phoenix International Raceway President Bryan Sperber issued a statement today on the track’s plans to improve its SAFER barrier program.
“Following a review of the existing safety barriers at Phoenix International Raceway with ISC and NASCAR officials, PIR will supplement its existing barrier system,” he said. “A new tire pack barrier will be installed along the interior wall of Turn 4 in advance of the CampingWorld.com 500 race weekend.
“The additional protective barrier represents PIR’s ongoing commitment to providing a safe racing environment for its drivers, teams and fans. PIR will continue to work in tandem with NASCAR to expedite the adoption of additional impact-absorbing technologies, as deemed necessary, at our facility.”