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Heading to the 2014 Pocono 400? Check this out

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NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series and the ARCA Racing Series head to Pocono Raceway for the Pocono 400 weekend, Friday through Sunday, June 6th through 8th.

For the first time, there will be a Pocono 400 Hauler Parade on Thursday, June 5th, featuring 15 to 20 haulers representing Chip Ganassi Racing, Penske Racing and Hendrick Motorsports. The haulers will be staged at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg from 10 to 11:30 a.m. ET, then travel to the Capitol Complex, where the haulers will pause for pictures at the State Capitol building – find out more here.

Find a list of more fan-driven events for the weekend here.

Action on track gets underway on Friday with practice and qualifying for both series. Gates open at 8 a.m. ET, with ARCA practice at 10 a.m. ET and Cup practice at noon ET. Qualifying for the ARCA Pocono 200 takes place at 2:30 p.m. ET, followed by Cup Series qualifying at 4:35 p.m. ET. Gates open Saturday morning at 8 a.m. ET, with two Cup Series practice sessions at 9 and 11:30 a.m. ET; the ARCA Pocono 200 goes green at 1 p.m. ET. Gates open at 8 a.m. ET on Sunday, with the green flag waving for the Pocono 400 at 1 p.m. ET.

Pocono Raceway is offering the Jimmie Johnson Fan Experience, featuring an exclusive Q & A session with Johnson and the Lowe’s Build and Grown Clinic – get more details here. Other tickets and pre-race pit/paddock passes are also available – get information about tickets and packages at www.poconoraceway.com.

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