The Sprint Cup Series returns to the 2.5-mile tri-oval June 6th through 8th and August 1st through 3rd, while the IndyCar Series returns for the second year July 5th and 6th. The track also announced that it will host the inaugural Tough Mudder Poconos on April 19th and 20h and their third Warrior Dash on August 23rd.
“The past year was incredible,” said Brandon Igdalsky, Pocono Raceway President and CEO. “Five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, Jimmie Johnson, dominated and took the checkers in our June race. Local favorite Marco Andretti set a new track record as he earned the pole for the INDYCAR race in July, but during the race, Scott Dixon came out of nowhere to capture the first open-wheel victory at Pocono since 1989. Then the thrilling duel, at the end of the GoBowling.com 400 in August, between teammates Jeff Gordon and eventual race winner Kasey Kahne, capped off our exciting 2013 racing season.”
“We are so excited about how our 2014 schedule is shaping up,” he continued. “We’re not only bringing back some of the best motorsports races in the country; we’re also adding great events like the Tough Mudder and the Warrior Dash. As we shift gears and give fans more events to enjoy, our goal is to turn Pocono Raceway from the motorsports venue it currently is into one of America’s premier sports and entertainment facilities.”
Tickets for the NASCAR and IndyCar race weekends are on sale now at www.poconoraceway.com.
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