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Pocono Raceway NASCAR Weekend packs a punch for fans

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Pony rides. Morning yoga in the infield. Neighborhood parties every evening. Access to legendary pilots and a multitude of chocolates. Racing fans will enjoy all of this and more when NASCAR returns to Pocono Raceway for a jam-packed weekend of on- and off-track activities, July 22-24.

On the track, fans will be able to enjoy four main events in just three days, including the General Tire pound 200 ARCA Menards Series (Friday), CRC Brakeleen 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (Saturday), the Explore the Pocono Mountains 225 NASCAR Xfinity Series (Saturday) and the M&M’S 400 fan appreciation Sunday is the main event of the NASCAR Cup Series.

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Off track, Pocono Raceway is committed to providing a full program of complimentary entertainment included with every event ticket. Here’s a look at what fans can expect:

family entertainment

Free entry for children

Children 12 and under are admitted free ALL weekend, including the M&M’S Fan Appreciation 400 NASCAR Cup Series race; up to four children’s tickets with one adult ticket.

Fan Fair & Midway

Fan Fair offers fun for everyone, with a classic carnival, rides and games, plus the Children’s Zone at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital for face painting, inflatables and child-friendly entertainment. children. The Fan Fair will include interactive exhibits from Chevrolet, General Tire, Weis Markets, Busch Light, M&M’S, Bear Hollow Wood Carvers, Rowdy Energy and DoorDash, to name a few. Entry to this fan favorite area is included with your race ticket and will be open daily: Friday at 2pm, Saturday and Sunday at 8am.

Free Classic Carnival

Fan Fair will also host a classic carnival, featuring rides, slides and lots of fun. All rides are FREE with entry at the door.

Pocono Racetrack Vet Village

Pocono Raceway will continue its long tradition of honoring our veterans and service members. The Vet Village, located at Fan Fair, will host more than 30 veteran organizations. Additionally, the circuit will host more than 100 Gold Star families for breakfast and a special ceremony on Sunday morning.

Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital Children’s Day

Saturday is all about kids at Pocono Raceway. Enjoy FREE activities including face painting, exhibits, photo booths, educational/community activities and more. All activities and entertainment are FREE for children (12 and under) and FREE for adults with a Saturday ticket.

Traveling artists

Keep your eyes peeled all weekend for something great! You might find Wizards, Captain America, and Wonder Woman roaming the fan areas.

Playgrounds

Pocono Raceway is home to two playgrounds for kids to burn off some energy. Tricky’s Kit Kamp is designed for our youngest fans to play near Gate 8 behind the stands. Located in the infield, the #PoconoMtns Inclusive Playground is designed for children of all ages and abilities to learn, grow and play together. The nearly 5,000 square foot playground is one of the top 100 inclusive playgrounds in the country.

Sensory rooms

Pocono Raceway has partnered with KultureCity to make the racetrack an inclusive sensory facility for motorsports. If needed, guests can access sensory bags, which include noise canceling headphones, fidget tools, verbal cue cards and weighted pads, two sensory rooms and the #PoconoMtns inclusive playground to maximize their race weekend fun.

Camping

Camping at Pocono Raceway is simply the best and easiest way to maximize four days of fun and entertainment. Campers will enjoy:

Pocono Mountains Visitor and Activity Center

Built three years ago in the heart of the infield, the Visitor Center is open to campers and staffed by staff from the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau who can offer local information and advice.

This popular spot will host activities Thursday through Sunday ranging from morning yoga and science activities for kids to paint and sips for adults. All FREE for campers. All programs are led by teachers and counselors from Northampton Community College.

reptile fighter

Say hello to friendly reptiles and learn from the Reptile Wrangler on Fridays from 3-5 p.m.

pony rides

Kids can enjoy a different kind of power with pony rides on Saturdays from 4-6 p.m. in the grassy area adjacent to the #POCONOMTNS inclusive playground.

Block party on the ground

From 5 p.m. to midnight Thursday through Saturday, the Infield Block Party is the place to be! Enjoy energetic cover bands, drink specials, and a one-of-a-kind celebration each night. Please note: The Infield Block Party is only open to campground guests; no public access.

Access to the slopes

Campers have special access to enjoy a walk, run, or bike ride on “The Tricky Triangle” Thursday evenings from 3-6 p.m. and Friday mornings from 8-11 a.m.

Fireworks

Don’t miss the biggest fireworks show in the Pocono Mountains on Saturday nights at 9:15 p.m. Free for all campsite customers. Limited spots are still available at poconoraceway.com/camping.

bark park

Pocono Raceway camping areas are dog friendly! All guests with dogs are encouraged to visit Bark Park, located in the center of the infield. Please follow all posted rules. Open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Recreation with Chase Briscoe

School may be closed, but kids can still enjoy “recess” with NASCAR Cup Series driver Chase Briscoe on Saturday at 4:30 p.m.

Alex Bowman visits Barks Park

Bring your pooch and meet Hendrick Motorsports driver Alex Bowman at Bark Park on Sunday at noon. For the comfort and convenience of all our four-legged friends, access will be limited.

Driver access

Driver autograph sessions

On Friday and Saturday, take the family out to get autographs from drivers in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (Friday, 3 p.m.) and NASCAR Xfinity Series (Saturday, 11:30 a.m.). Wristbands will be distributed in advance and autograph sessions will take place at the M&M’S® Fan Stage located at Fan Fair.

Austin Cindric Q&A Trackside

Daytona 500 champion Austin Cindric will take his place in the Starter’s Stand Sunday at 12:15 p.m. as race fans sign the start/finish line.

Fan amenities

Monster Energy Free Friday

Bring an empty Monster Energy beverage can to any grandstand door, recycle it, and enter for free on Friday, July 22 for the General Tire Delivers 200 ARCA Menards Series race and Camping World Truck Series practice and qualifying.

Carrier Parades

Fans can give NASCAR’s Highway Warriors a Pocono Raceway-sized welcome at three hauler parades on Saturday and Sunday. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Xfinity Series haulers will parade Friday at 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., respectively, while the NASCAR Cup Series haulers enter Saturday at 7:30 a.m.

Carriers will come from behind the grandstand, pass outside of Turn 3, cross the track and through the Turn 3 campgrounds before entering the garage.

M&M’S® Fan Stage (located in Fan Fair)

The M&M’S® Fan Stage is the coolest place to enjoy autograph sessions, fan Q&As, live music and more. Don’t miss Sunday’s Q&A sessions with legendary M&M’S® drivers, including Ernie Irvan, Ken Schrader, David Gilliland and Kyle Busch. Check the stage schedule for all the details.

Worry-free weather guarantee

The Worry-Free Weather Guarantee ensures that fans who pre-purchase M&M’S(R) Fan Appreciation 400 NASCAR Cup Series tickets for Sunday, July 24 directly from Pocono Raceway will be refunded the face value of the ticket if the weather delays the race and that they cannot to organize the postponed event.

Free Wi-Fi with fan

Free Wi-Fi is now available at Pocono Raceway. Fans can turn on their Wi-Fi setting, find the #PoconoFreeFanWiFi network and connect for FREE in one click!

food drink

Prepare your appetite when you head to the track! Fans can enjoy everything from a Greek food truck in the Paddock to Tricky’s Trash Can Fries located behind the stands. Plus, quench your thirst at Busch Light bars in the Paddock, Midway and Fan Fair areas or sample the locals’ favorite Pocono Punch, made by the Barley Creek Brewing Company in Tannersville, PA.

2022 NASCAR Events Calendar

  • Friday July 22 – General Tire pound 200 – ARCA Ménards series
  • Saturday July 23 – CRC Brakleen 150 – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
  • Saturday July 23 – Explore the Pocono Mountains 225 – NASCAR Xfinity Series
  • Sunday July 24 – M&M’S 400 fan appreciation – NASCAR Cup Series

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