Anthem Singers, Pre-Race Concert and Grand Marhals for 400 Weekend

LONG POND, PA (July 30, 2014) – Country recording artists Eric Lee Beddingfield and Lucy Angel will perform during the 400 race weekend at Pocono Raceway. NASCAR legend Richard Petty, on behalf of, will serve as Grand Marshal for the 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on August 3, members of Pocono Raceway’s Kids Club will give the honorary command for the Pocono Mountains 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on August 2 and a ModSpace representative will serve as the Grand Marshal for the ModSpace 125 ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards race on August 1.

Eric Lee Beddingfield will perform the National Anthem at Sunday’s 400-mile NASCAR race. Beddingfield was named “Artist to Watch” by Billboard Magazine and “Independent Artist of the Year” in 2012 by Music Row Magazine. His current single “I Just Wanna Play” is available for download on iTunes. For more information about Beddingfield, visit

Lucy Angel will perform the National Anthem at Saturday’s 150-mile Truck Series race and perform a pre-race concert before the start of the 400 on Sunday. Lucy Angel is comprised of Arizona-natives, Kate, Emily and Lindsay Anderton. Their SiriusXM Highway Find debut of their new single “Crazy Too” is set for September 2 and will be impacting Country radio nationally. For more information about Lucy Angel, visit

Petty will give the command to fire engines prior to the 400, exactly one day before the 40th anniversary of the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race held at Pocono Raceway, a race won by “The King” on August 4, 1974. will also be the primary sponsor for the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports entry, driven by recent Daytona winner Aric Almirola.

Members of the Pocono Raceway Kid’s Club, established this past year, will serve as Grand Marshals for the Pocono Mountains 150. These children, all under the age of 14, will have the experience of a lifetime on Saturday. For more information and to join the Pocono Raceway Kids Club, visit

Adult ticket to the 400 race weekend start at $10 on Friday, $20 on Saturday ($25 the day of the event) and $45 on Sunday. Children, ages 12 and under, are free on Friday and Saturday, and select Kids Sunday Grandstand tickets are available starting at $22.50. Visit or call 1-800-RACEWAY (1-800-722-3929) to purchase tickets and for more information.



Media Contacts:

Bob Pleban,, 570-646-2300
Kevin Heaney,, 570-646-2300


About Pocono Raceway

Pocono Raceway, also known as “The Tricky Triangle,” is family-owned and situated in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. In business for over 50 years, the Raceway hosts multiple, national motorsports events including two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, one Verizon IndyCar Series, one NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, two ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards and one Indy Lights Series presented by Cooper Tires events each year. The Raceway has added multiple running series events to their annual schedule including the Tough Mudder and the Warrior Dash. Pocono Raceway is the world’s largest solar-powered sports facility with a 25-acre, three-megawatt solar farm providing the energy needs of the Raceway, as well as, adding electricity to the local power grid. For more information, please visit


  1. Dama |

    Fist time coming to watch race on August 1st. Accomplished by parents and kids . Like to know good time to enter gates not to miss imp and good stuff. Like to give simebtime for kids to playggood time for kids to play around. Apricot UR respons

    • Pocono Raceway |

      Dama- Parking lots open at 6am and Gates open at 8am. There will be on track activity thought the day. NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying is scheduled for 3:40 and the ARCA ModSpace 125 is scheduled for 5:15.

  2. |

    Enjoyed the Sprint cup race this past Sunday August 3,2014. I felt that the raceway owners hired too many people who did not know the layout of the venue. We got tickets for Victory club with infield parking, we got all the way to the back of the grandstand before one person stopped us and told us that entry to the infield parking was three exits down. Profit wasted on those clueless people.
    Once we got Victory club, we thought food was going to be available from opening to finish the race. NO! Food was served at limited time only.
    Lastly, the supposedly security men standing at every entry had no clue what NASCAR stands for, nor know anything about the race. Knowledge is part of marketing. Please do better of hiring knowledgeable people. These are simple fix that will make people come back.
    The Coalville Shriners were very great Public Relations delegate for the raceway. With that said, we will come back for next year’s race.

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