I mean really…Really!? I need someone to pinch me because I still can’t believe what I witnessed this past Sunday! First, a heartbreaking end for a rookie at the Indianapolis 500, then Dale Jr. runs out of gas! Really!?
The Cup race itself had more drama than a TNT show! Biffle and Kahne run out of gas, then Dale Jr., and an out of no-where winner with Kevin Harvick doing it, again! With how these races have unfolded all year long, our Pocono 500 is gearing up to be one of the most competitive races we’ve ever seen!
Last week, our friends at NASCAR shared a cool tidbit with us. Last year, Pocono was highest among all tracks, besides Talladega and Daytona, in regards to drivers passing one another. With records being broken at almost every track this year, we believe the same will hold true at our track’s first Cup event of the year!
Even though I’m relatively new to the track side of life, I’ve had the privilege of speaking to Pocono Raceway’s great fan base. I continue to hear, both on Facebook and Twitter, how excited fans are for everything “The Tricky Triangle” is offering! The track’s goal has always been to give fans the best possible experience at a sporting event. We continue to strive for that goal and we have some new things coming up for our first event that we’re excited to announce!
For the first ever at Pocono, Jimmie Johnson has agreed to interact, exclusively, with our fans. We have introduced the “Jimmie Johnson Q&A Package,” which gives fans an opportunity to get up close and personal with the five-time Cup champ on race day. We also have spots available for our Tricky Triangle Club, which includes food, free beverages, pit passes, exclusive Pocono merchandise and an opportunity to see some of NASCAR’s top stars and personalities on race day. Both packages are available. Click here for the Johnson package details or here for the Tricky Triangle Club details!
Additionally, we’re hosting a scavenger hunt on Sunday, June 12th, at 9 a.m. ET. It is limited to the first 50 pairs of people with the first 10 pairs to complete the hunt winning a Grandstand-ticket upgrade to the Pocono 500! Following that, we’re inviting everyone in the Pocono Posse out for a Race Day Meet-Up at 9:45 a.m. at the Thunder Stage, located inside Fan Fair! We’ll have autographed items and other prizes to give away. Who knows who else will show up? For more details on both of these events, click here.
We can’t wait to see you all next weekend!