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NASCAR Pocono Race in June Named ‘Party in the Poconos 400′

getty sports image- Geoff Burke

One of my favorite NASCAR tracks is at Long Pond Pa.  It’s close and the unique configuration of the track make it fun for fans and drivers too. I used to go there when I was a DJ in the Pocono’s.  The station was known as the Power of the Pocono’s.


Well this year, it’s going to be a Party in the Poconos, NASCAR style. The June 9 Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway will be named the Party in the Poconos 400 following the results of a fan vote sponsored by Walmart. Walmart teamed up with Pocono Raceway to offer fans a chance to suggest names and vote via Walmart’s local Facebook page.

They can also name a signature concession. Fans can vote between three different types of pierogies.  Walmart partnered with the track to offer $25 tickets for all concourse level tickets for the June 9 race. The track made 16,000 seats available at the price. More than 1,600 races names were suggested, including the “I hope Brad Wins! 400,” submitted by Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski.

This weekend however, the NASCAR boys and girl are in Texas for the first night race of the year. It’s the NRA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.  Fox 40 will have the coverage Saturday night beginning at 8pm.

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