LONG POND, Pa. (June 6, 2017) – Axalta Presents The Pocono 400 will be the first of two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races at Pocono Raceway in 2017.
Pocono Raceway and Axalta Coating Systems have extended their partnership to include presenting rights to the first race at ‘The Tricky Triangle.’
“Axalta has and continues to be a great partner of ours,” said Pocono Raceway President & CEO Brandon Igdalsky. “With their headquarters nearby in Philadelphia, Pa., Pocono Raceway provides an excellent home track. We are thrilled to continue to build our relationships with Axalta and look forward to an excellent weekend in June.”
“Our partnership with the Pocono Raceway extends beyond a simple sponsorship. We actively engage customers and business partners who enjoy all aspects of motorsports and the Pocono Raceway is a great venue,” said Joe McDougall, Axalta Senior Vice President. “We’re really looking forward to race weekend.”
Axalta Presents The Pocono 400 will cap Pocono Raceway’s first race weekend in 2017. The ARCA Racing Series General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 is set for Friday, June 9, followed by the NASCAR XFINITY Series Pocono Green 250 on Saturday.
Axalta Presents The Pocono 400 will be run on Sunday, June 11 beginning at 3 p.m.
Pocono Raceway will host seven national motorsports events during the 2017 racing season, including a NASCAR XFINITY Series race on June 10. The Axalta Presents Pocono 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) race is set for June 11, the Pennsylvania 400 MENCS race on July 30 and the ABC Supply 500 Verizon IndyCar Series race on August 20. The Pocono Mountains 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck race is scheduled for July 29 and two ARCA Series Presented by Menards races with General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 on June 9 and the ARCA Racing Series 150 on July 28 offered as well.
Tickets for all races are now on sale at poconoraceway.com or by calling 1-800-RACEWAY.