LONG POND, Pa. (May 25, 2016) – The first NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Pocono Raceway, the Pocono Green 250, will highlight sustainability initiatives at the track and the work of its partners.
Pocono Raceway’s President and CEO Brandon Igdalsky, a board member of the Green Sports Alliance and winner of local, regional and national awards for his sustainability work, made the announcement.
The Pocono Green 250 is set for Saturday, June 4 at 1 p.m. ET on FOX. Tickets are now on available at www.poconoraceway.com or by calling 1-800-RACEWAY.
Pocono Raceway features a three megawatt solar farm that powers not only the facility but the local community as well. Pocono Raceway was the first facility to rely 100 percent on solar power generated onsite with the opening of the 25-acre Solar Farm across the street from the raceway in 2010.
Pocono Raceway recently launched a partnership with Penn State University with an aggressive and ambitious goal to make the raceway a “near zero waste” facility.
Coca-Cola and Anheuser-Busch have contributed recycling bins to the track in efforts to reduce the amount of recyclable items being thrown in the trash.
Pocono Raceway also works hand-in-hand with NASCAR Green. Partnering with the Arbor Day Foundation, the raceway has planted more than 8,500 trees, 8,000 of those as part of the NASCAR Clean Air Tree Planting Program which has planted enough trees to offset all national series NASCAR racing for the next 40 years.
For the past five years, NASCAR has relied on Sunoco E15 fuel for its three national touring systems, a blend that is a 15 percent ethanol using American-made ethanol from corn grown by American Farmers. Sunoco Green E15 is blended at Sunoco’s fuel facility in Marcus Hook, Pa., and has reduced greenhouse gas emissions in the sport by 20 percent.
Pocono Raceway will host seven national motorsports events during the 2016 racing season, including the Pocono Green 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race 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 the 200-mile 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 poconoraceway.com or by calling 1-800-RACEWAY.