Saturday, November 8, 2014

Phoenix International Raceway addresses power outages during Friday's Truck race

   Phoenix International Raceway issued the following statement early Saturday morning regarding the power outages during Friday night's NASCAR Truck Series race that ultimately forced the race to be halted early:

   "We are extremely disappointed that tonight’s race was delayed and ultimately shortened by failures in the local power grid. We want to thank the devoted race fans who stayed throughout the race, however PIR and NASCAR both agreed that it was in the best interest of the drivers to call an end to the race after the second power outage, as safety of the competitors is paramount. While we appreciate the efforts of APS and its repair crews to restore service as quickly as possible, having to end the race prematurely is not the experience that our fans expect and deserve."

   Pole-winner Erik Jones was declared the winner when the race was halted 24 laps from the finish when the track's lights went out for the second time during the race.