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Pre-Race Pit/Paddock Pass & Paddock Pass

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While the Pre-Race Pit /Paddock Pass and/or Paddock Pass provides one of the most exclusive forms of access at Pocono Raceway, there are several things to note before enjoying your experience.  Please read carefully as there are different considerations depending on the sanctioning body of the race: NASCAR or INDYCAR.

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General Pocono Raceway Requirements:

  • A Daily Admission ticket must be purchased for each day that you wish to use the Pre-Race Pit/Paddock Pass and/or Paddock Pass
  • The Pre-Race Pit/Paddock Pass and/or Paddock Pass alone is not valid for Raceway Gate Admission at any time.
  • Pit/Paddock Pass  and/or Paddock Pass is void until validated at designated validation booths
  • Everyone, regardless  of age, must have a Pre-Race Pit/Paddock Pass and/or Paddock Pass to enter the Paddock Area at all times
  • The Paddock Area opens when admission gates open; On Sunday, we suggest you validate your pass prior to10:00am
  • The Paddock Area can be heavily congested.  Please make sure your travel plans include possible traffic delays
  • No refunds will be issued for unused passes
  • The credential or wristband should be worn and in sight at all times and accompanied by a photo ID for everyone aged 18 and over
  • Shirts and Shoes are required at all times to enter the Paddock, Pit and/or Garage Areas
  • Coolers are prohibited in the Pit Area.  Chairs are prohibited in the Pit and Paddock Area
  • Smoking and Alcoholic Beverages are strictly prohibited on Pit Road at all times
  • All requirements are subject to change without notice as determined by Pocono Raceway and/or sanctioning bodies
  • Pre-Race Pit/ Paddock Passes and/or Paddock Passes are NOT transferable and may not be bartered, sold or otherwise transferred to another person

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NASCAR Specific Requirements for Pre-Race Pit/Paddock Passes:

  • Paddock Privileges – access Friday, Saturday and Sunday including Autograph Alley
  • Pre-Race Pit access on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at designated times
  • To enter the Pre-Race Pit Area on Friday and Saturday, you must be 18 years of age or older (photo ID required)
  • On Sunday, Pre-Race Pit Area opens to ALL ages.  Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult to enter
  • The Pit  Area will close approximately one hour before the Race begins or when deemed necessary by the sanctioning body or track officials
  • A Pit Pass credential does not permit access to the NASCAR Garage at any time.  All Pit Access is at the discretion of NASCAR officials.  Garage passes are issued by NASCAR and are reserved for team members and their guests and are not for sale to the public
  • Autograph: We do not know when drivers will be on Pit Road.  We cannot guarantee autographs

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INDYCAR Specific Requirements for Paddock Passes:

  • Paddock access Saturday and/or Sunday
  • Garage and Pit  Road access void until Paddock Voucher is validated at designated validation booths for wristband
  • Must be 12 years of age or older to access Garage Area.  12-17 with minors release, 18 and older with adult release (Photo ID required)
  • Must be 18 years of age or older (Photo ID required) to access Pre-Race Pit Road.  Adult release required.
  • Once validated, wristband is good for Garage Access and/or Pre-Race Pit Access on Saturday and/or Sunday at designated times as determined by age restrictions
  • Do not remove wristband.  Only one wristband will be issued for entire weekend
  • Wristband valid only with event date specific voucher
  • The Pit  Area will close approximately one hour before the Race begins or when deemed necessary by the sanctioning body or track officials
  • A parent of guardian must sign a Minor Release for guests ages 12-17
  • Wristband and valid event-day Paddock voucher must be present at all times to access Garage Area and/or Pit Road.

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