Pocono Announces NASCAR XFINITY Series Race and 2016 NASCAR Race Weekend Dates
Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 Weekend – June 3 – 5
Pennsylvania 400 Race Weekend – July 29 – 31
LONG POND, PA (September 29, 2015) – Pocono Raceway will host two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race weekends in 2016. The Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 race weekend from June 3-5, will feature the Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, the inaugural 250-mile NASCAR XFINITY Series race and the Pocono 200 ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards (ARCA) race. The Pennsylvania 400 race weekend from July 29 – 31 will feature the Pennsylvania 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, the Pocono Mountains 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, and the Modspace 125 ARCA race.
The newest addition to Pocono Raceway’s 2016 NASCAR schedule is the NASCAR XFINITY Series race scheduled for Saturday, June 4. This race will be the first NASCAR XFINITY Series race held at the 2.5-mile, triangular-shaped track and the first time NASCAR’s second-tier series has raced in Pennsylvania since 2004 (Nazareth Speedway).
“We are thrilled to bring the NASCAR XFINITY Series to Pocono Raceway,” said Brandon Igdalsky, Pocono Raceway President/CEO. “The fans have been asking for this to happen for several years and we are excited to share the good news with them today. Additionally, we look forward to working with everyone at Comcast, which is headquartered 90 miles south of us in Philadelphia, for next summer’s inaugural race.”
“From day one we’ve been focused on enhancing the way fans experience NASCAR and highlighting the competition and youth in the XFINITY Series,” said Matt Lederer, director of Sports Brand Marketing for Comcast. “The addition of an event at Pocono Raceway in our home state of Pennsylvania will help carry the momentum built in the first year of our partnership into 2016.”
Tickets for all 2016 Pocono Raceway NASCAR race weekend dates, including new Saturday ticket options, are now on sale. Additionally, renewals for 2015 Pocono Raceway NASCAR ticket holders is being sent via email and/or regular mail. Exact race weekend schedule will be announced at a later date. For tickets and more information, visit www.poconoraceway.com or call 1-800-RACEWAY (1-800-722-3929).