Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015


World’s largest organization of RV owners to sponsor NASCAR race

PHOENIX – When NASCAR embarks on its second annual West Coast Swing next March, the ideal way to experience the three-race road trip will be in an RV. Then, join the fun with serious RV owners at the Good Sam 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday, March 13, 2016.

Tickets for the Good Sam 500 are on sale now, with prices beginning as low as $25. In order to secure tickets early and guarantee their seats throughout every NASCAR race at PIR next year, fans can purchase a 2016 NASCAR season ticket, which includes the Good Sam 500 race weekend on March 12-13. Tickets can be purchased by visiting PhoenixRaceway.com or by calling 866-408-RACE (7223).

“We are proud to continue our tremendous relationship with Camping World and Good Sam with the Good Sam 500 next March,” said PIR President Bryan R. Sperber.  “We take pride in hosting thousands of campers at every race, and with our spring race taking place during Spring Break, partnering with the world’s largest RV owners association makes perfect sense.”

Good Sam is the world’s largest organization of recreational vehicle (RV) owners and is committed to making RVing a safer and more rewarding experience for its over 1.6 million members. Founded in 1966 by Trail-R-News, a small California RV magazine, Club members originally promised to help fellow travelers on America's highways. Good Sam is a sister company of Camping World, who is the NASCAR Truck Series Sponsor and  America's largest retailer of RV supplies, accessories, services and new and used RVs. Last year’s spring NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at PIR was named the CampingWorld.com 500.

“We are excited to partner with the Phoenix International Raceway for our Good Sam 500 race as this is also in celebration of our 50th anniversary of serving the outdoor and RV community,” said Marcus Lemonis, CEO and Chairman of Camping World and Good Sam and host of CNBC's The Profit. “Camping is such an integral part of the race experience for many fans, and at Good Sam, we look forward to continuing our services for many more years to come; offering preferred rates on insurance, extended warranty, roadside assistance and savings at campgrounds across the country.”

The Good Sam 500 will be the fourth race of the 2016 and will take place during Spring Break for virtually every school in the state of Arizona, making it an ideal camping destination for families. Additionally, the Good Sam 500 will coincide with 2016 Major League Baseball Spring Training, giving campers the flexibility to take in a wide variety of sporting events while in the Phoenix area.

About Phoenix International Raceway

Since 1964, Phoenix International Raceway has been the premier motorsports venue in the Southwest. Founded as an open-wheel racing mecca, PIR will host the Phoenix Grand Prix Verizon IndyCar Series race under the lights on Saturday night, April 2. Phoenix is the only track in the West to have two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekends a year and will kick off its 2016 NASCAR season with the Good Sam 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race weekend in March followed by the semifinal race for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup in November.

About Camping World and Good Sam

Started from a single retail store in 1966 out of Bowling Green, Kentucky, and a small group of RV owners with a goal to support other RVers on the road, Camping World and Good Sam have celebrated tremendous growth over the last 50 years. By helping outdoor enthusiasts get on the road to their next adventure, Camping World and Good Sam bring friends and families together through their love of camping and the outdoors. Today, Camping World has grown to encompass a nationwide network of over 115 SuperCenters in 36 states to serve the expanding RV and outdoor lifestyle.

In 2016, Camping World, America’s #1 RV and camping retailer, will be celebrating their 50th anniversary by giving customers an even better reason to get outdoors; by offering their best product specials and a wide variety of exciting events and promotions throughout the course of the year.  

Through their nationwide network of SuperCenters, Camping World offers a wide variety of products and services to suit the outdoor lifestyle, including RVs, camping accessories, RV maintenance and repair. Camping World also serves as title sponsor of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™ in addition to being the Official RV and Outdoor Retailer of NASCAR®.

Good Sam, the world’s largest RV owner’s organization, offers roadside assistance, extended warranty, helpful technical tips, vacation planning, magazine subscriptions and more. Additionally, Good Sam represents more than 1,500 local RV chapters bringing over 1.6 million RVers together from similar geographic regions for group camping excursions.

Considering their long history, solid reputation and substantial membership network, Camping World and Good Sam are known across North America as the Face of RVing, with easy shopping in-store, online and via catalog. Over 7,000 employees comprise the Camping World and Good Sam team, bringing customers the best experience and expertise available in the market.  For more information, please visit us at http://www.campingworld.com/ and http://www.goodsamclub.com/.

Individuals interested in applying for a position with Camping World may visit http://www.campingworldgoodsamjobs.com/


PIR Media Contacts:

Zac Emmons, Director of Communications – (623) 463-5613 (w); (602) 582-4347 (c)



Greg Fresquez, Manager of Communications – (623) 463-5634 (w); (602) 692-1472 (c)



Aimee Dulebohn, Manager of Communications – (623) 463-5632 (w); (602) 297-7437 (c)



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