LONG POND, Pa. (May 26, 2016) – Nathan’s Famous will return to Pocono Raceway this summer to hold a regional qualifying event for the annual Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest held on July 4 in Coney Island, N.Y. Pocono Raceway fans are encouraged to sign-up to compete. One male and one female winner will earn a seat at Coney Island to challenge defending champions Matt Stonie and Miki Sudo.
The Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier will be held Sunday, June 5 at 11 a.m. in Fan Fair 2 behind the grandstands on the Nathan’s Famous stage.
NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty will participate in a question-and-answer session at 11 a.m. and will then drop the green flag on the contest. Nathan’s Famous is a sponsor of the Richard Petty Motorsports No. 43 Ford Fusion driven by Aric Almirola.
The winner of the qualifier, one of 13 being held across the country, will gain entry to the annual finals at Coney Island in Brooklyn, N.Y., on July 4.
Two lucky Pocono Raceway fans, one male and one female, will be chosen to compete and represent ‘The Tricky Triangle’ in the contest. To register, fans can click here.
Pocono Raceway will host seven national motorsports events during the 2016 racing season, including the Pocono Green 250, the first NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Pocono Raceway on June 4. The Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race is set for June 5, the Pennsylvania 400 NSCS race on July 31 and the ABC Supply 500 Verizon IndyCar Series race on August 21. The Pocono Mountains 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck race is scheduled for July 30 and two ARCA Series Presented by Menards races with General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 on June 3 and the ModSpace 150 on July 29 offered as well.
Tickets for all races are now on sale at www.poconoraceway.com or by calling 1-800-RACEWAY.