Last updated: 7/14/17 -- NASCAR stars are pulling into the Pocono Mountains as Axalta presents the Monster Energy Pocono 400, June 9-11, 2017 and Overton's 400, July 28-30, 2017 at Pocono Raceway. With so much enticement, you'll wonder what to do first. 

And whether you’re a die-hard fan or a curious first-timer, the “Tricky Triangle” is dishing out major incentives for you to get in on the action. Read on for 10 reasons to make a NASCAR race a priority this summer in the Pocono Mountains. Another reason to love Pocono Raceway is their new Worry-Free Weather Guarantee!



1.    There’s no place like Pocono!
Nicknamed the “Tricky Triangle” for its unique, three-turn design, Pocono Raceway is the only NASCAR track of its kind. Each of the track’s three turns presents a different angle, keeping drivers on their toes and fans on their feet. #WhatTurn4

NASCAR at Pocono Raceway
Photo Credit: Pocono Raceway


2.    It’s intense.
Forget what you’ve seen on TV. You haven’t truly experienced a NASCAR race until you’ve felt the rush of the cars flying by. From the energy of the crowd to the extras off the track, there’s nothing like a NASCAR race at Pocono.


3.    It’s kid-friendly.
Pocono Raceway puts families first, with kid-friendly activities at every event. Young fans can explore Tricky’s* Kit Kamp, play in the Kids Zone, enjoy special perks from the Kids Club and party it up at the annual Kids Day (Saturday, July 27, 2017). Kids enter free on race Fridays and Saturdays and receive 50% off select Sunday seats.
*Tricky the Fox is Pocono Raceway’s mascot. Look for him out and about on race weekends.

Fans at Pocono Raceway
Photo Credit: Pocono Raceway


4.    It’s pet-friendly.
Even pets can party at Pocono. In 2016, Pocono Raceway created the Bark Park; the first dog park located inside a NASCAR/INDYCAR track. Open to RV and camping guests, the infield pup park includes a fenced-in area with separate enclosures for big and small dogs.


5.    It’s green.
Pocono Raceway is powered by the sun! The track’s 25-acre solar farm generates enough energy to power the property and almost 100 homes and businesses nearby. And, as if that wasn't eco-friendly enough, the track employs a flock of sheep to naturally manage grass on the farm.

Going Green at Pocono Raceway


6.    It’s BYOB.
That’s right. This is one sports venue that doesn’t discourage outside drinks. You can stock a 12x12” cooler with the contents of your choice and bring it into the grandstands to keep you happy and hydrated.


7.    It takes camping to a whole new level.
From tents to trailers and tricked-out RVs, you’ll see some pretty impressive campsites at Pocono Raceway. Seasoned racegoers know, it’s less about the crash pad than the sense of community, but if you’ve got an RV, you’ll want to park it in on the fenceline. The views are second to none.

Camping at Pocono Raceway


8.    The add-ons are awesome.
Take our advice, join the Tricky Triangle Club. The $99 upgrade gets you all kinds of perks on race weekends. We’re talking drink tickets, souvenirs, Pit Passes and even access to driver Q&A events. It’s the top option for fan hospitality.


9.    Two words: Fan Fair.
What’s there to do before the flag drops? Stop by the Fan Fair and find out. Open daily on race weekends, Pocono Raceway’s Fan Fair features interactive displays, souvenir stations, food and drink vendors, children’s activities and a whole lot more to see and do.

Fan Fair at Pocono Raceway
Photo Credit: Pocono Raceway


10.    Did we mention the party atmosphere?
Pocono Raceway’s Infield Block Party keeps the energy up when the sun goes down. Open to camping guests on Fridays and Saturdays, this big bash features live music from 6 p.m. to midnight, wiffle ball games, kids' activities, great food, drinks and fun for the whole family. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. on Saturdays. Free for campers, a $10/vehicle fee for outside guests benefits local fire companies.

New this year, the JR Nation Infield Block Party will be held Friday, June 9, 2017 at 5 p.m. Drivers Elliott Sadler, Michael Annett, Justin Allgaier and William Byron will stop by from 7-8 p.m. Live music and family friendly activities will be joined by giveaways until about 11:30 p.m. This event is only open to RV and camping guests staying at Pocono Raceway for the Pocono 400 race weekend from June 9-11, 2017.

Fireworks at Pocono Raceway in the Pocono Mountains
Photo Credit: Pocono Raceway


Perks and parties aside, there’s a lot to love about Pocono Raceway. Learn more about the good things going on here.

Be sure to join us again the weekend of July 28-30, 2017 for the Overton 400. For tickets and trip planning tools, visit our NASCAR in the Pocono Mountains page. We’ll see you this summer at the Tricky Triangle!