The 2024 NASCAR Cup Series Race Weekend revs up in the Pocono Mountains July 12-14, 2024 at Pocono Raceway. Start your engines for four races over three days: the CRC Brakleen 175 – NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series race on Friday, July 12, the NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday, July 13, and finally the main event on Sunday, July 14, The Great American Getaway 400 presented by VISITPA, celebrating the launch of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's new marketing initiative and tourism brand, "The Great American Getaway."

Whether you’re a die-hard fan or a curious first-timer, you don't want to miss this exciting weekend at the “Tricky Triangle.” Read on for 10 reasons to kick off your summer with a NASCAR race in the Poconos and to check out our Pocono Raceway FAQ.

There's no place like Pocono!

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. Another reason to love Pocono Raceway is their Worry-Free Weather Guarantee; select Sunday NASCAR tickets are covered.

It's intense.

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 and heard the roar of the engines in person. Many fans bring noise-cancelling headphones, and ear plugs for ear protection are also available for purchase at the track; but they don't stop the adrenaline! From the energy of the crowd to the extras off the track, there’s nothing like a NASCAR race at Pocono Raceway.

Kids attend for FREE!

3. Kids Attend For FREE!

Pocono Raceway puts families first, with kid-friendly activities at every event. Kids, ages 12 and under, receive FREE admission to the 100 and 200 Level of the Grandstand all weekend long - plus kids camp for FREE at the Raceway. With their free admission, children 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 13, 2024). As an added bonus, the Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital Inclusive Playground is open for children of all ages and abilities to play while camping during race week.
*Tricky the Fox is Pocono Raceway’s mascot. Look for him out and about on race weekend!

It's pet-friendly.

4. It’s pet-friendly.

Even pets have their own space to party at Pocono. In 2016, Pocono Raceway created the Bark Park, the first dog park located inside a NASCAR track. Open to RV and camping guests, the infield pup park includes a fenced-in area with separate enclosures for big and small dogs. Note that only service animals are permitted on the Grandstand side, Fan Fair, Midway, Pit, Garages, and the Paddock.

It's green.

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. Located right next door, Pocono Organics is a regular partner of Pocono Raceway and is one of the largest Regenerative Organic Certified farms in North America.

It's BYOB.

6. It’s BYOB.

That’s right. This is one sports venue that doesn’t discourage outside drinks. You can stock a 12"x12"x12” cooler with the contents of your choice, with the exception of glass containers, and bring it into the grandstands to keep you happy and hydrated. Find more information on Pocono Raceway policies on the A-Z Fan Information page.

It takes camping to a whole new level.

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 and more about the sense of community, but if you’ve got an RV, you’ll want to park it in on the fence line. The views are second to none.

You can sign the finish line.

8. You can sign the finish line.

Take our advice, purchase an add-on to get closer to the action. The Paddock Pass+ allows fans to experience the Paddock and Victory Lane areas, offering pre-race access to the frontstretch and driver introductions on Sunday plus expanded food and beverage options, favorites like "Autograph Alley" and the garage view, a trackside viewing deck open throughout the race, and a fantastic vantage point for post-race celebrations in Victory Lane. Bring a sharpie on Sunday to take part in the tradition of fans signing the finish line before the race. The Racing Electronics Scanner add-on allows fans to listen in on their favorite drivers radio communications or even the live race broadcast. Don't forget the VIP Drivers' Meeting experience too! Each add-on is priced differently, and they're the top options for amazing fan experiences.

Two Words: Fan Fair.

9. Two words: Fan Fair.

What’s there to do before the flag drops? Stop by the Fan Fair and find out. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday behind the grandstands, 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. Find the full event schedule for the weekend here and view a map of the facility to prepare for all the excitement.

NASCAR Fan Fair at Pocono Raceway

Did we mention the party atmosphere?

10. Did we mention the party atmosphere?

Pocono Raceway’s Infield Block Party keeps the energy up when the sun goes down. Open exclusively to camping guests Thursday through Saturday, this big bash features live music, kids' activities, great food, drinks and fun for the whole family. Stay tuned to Pocono Raceway's website for more details.

Fireworks at Pocono Raceway

Perks and parties aside, there’s a lot to love about Pocono Raceway. Keep an eye out for even more great events and experiences at the track throughout the year like the Elements Music & Arts Festival, Night Lights, and Tough Mudder Poconos.

Be sure to join us for the 2024 NASCAR Cup Series Race Weekend, July 12-14, 2024. Find a place to stay and learn more about exciting things to do in our region. For tickets and trip planning tools, visit our NASCAR in the Pocono Mountains page. We’ll see you this summer at the Tricky Triangle!

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