LONG POND, Pa. (March 17, 2016) – Pocono Raceway is partnering with four Pennsylvania universities in advance of the first NASCAR XFINITY Series race at the 2.5-mile raceway.
Pocono Raceway is hosting a NASCAR XFINITY Series race on June 4, the first time the series has run at ‘The Tricky Triangle.’
The Pocono Raceway College Tour will visit East Stroudsburg University (March 19), Kutztown University (April 8), Penn State University (April 23) and Temple University (April 30).
Working in conjunction with sport management clubs, those universities are hosting events with the winner earning access to a Skybox during the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Pocono Raceway as well as Pit/Paddock Passes.
At each stop on the College Tour, groups will be asked for their best “Start Your Engines,” command and to host an event during a NASCAR XFINITY Series race. Each school also has a specific hashtag to utilize on social media. The Pocono Raceway Fan Council, along with selected Pocono Raceway staff members, will use creativity, social media use and event management to determine who wins the skybox.
Those college students in attendance at events will also be introduced to ID.me, a verification system that allows students exclusive pricing to events at Pocono Raceway and a host of other special offers.
Pocono Raceway will host seven national motorsports events during the 2016 racing season, including a NASCAR XFINITY Series race for the inaugural time 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 poconoraceway.com or by calling 1-800-RACEWAY.