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Confirmed: Pocono Raceway Gets Xfinity Series Race for 2016

Pocono Raceway announced on Tuesday that it will continue to host two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race weekends in 2016. Those weekends will feature the typical companion races, but will have a new look in the month of June.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series will make their debut at the 2.5-mile triangle facility on June 4, 2016. The series will make their first stop in the state of Pennsylvania since 2004 at Nazareth Speedway.

“We are thrilled to bring the NASCAR Xfinity Series to Pocono Raceway,” said Brandon Igdalsky, Pocono Raceway President/CEO in a release. “The fans have been asking for this to happen for several years and we are excited to share the good news with them today. Additionally, we look forward to working with everyone at Comcast, which is headquartered 90 miles south of us in Philadelphia, for next summer’s inaugural race.”

Comcast is excited about the addition of Pocono because the 2.5-mile facility isn’t for from its headquarters.

“From day one we’ve been focused on enhancing the way fans experience NASCAR and highlighting the competition and youth in the Xfinity Series,” said Matt Lederer, director of Sports Brand Marketing for Comcast in a release. “The addition of an event at Pocono Raceway in our home state of Pennsylvania will help carry the momentum built in the first year of our partnership into 2016.”

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has competed in Pocono since 2010. The ARCA Racing Series first raced at the track in 1987, while the “Tricky Triangle” has played host to the Sprint Cup Series since 1974.

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Geez these morons never learn!! Let me go ahead and give you the top 5 finishers. K busch, Harvick, Hamlin, logano, brad K. Will anyone watch? I sure hope not. The racing absolutely sucks here to begin with, and put it before a cup race so the cup guys can get more practice. Oh and I love the terribly worn out, obligatory comment “to enhance the fan experience”. What BS. I’m done with this farce of a series


Just what the series needs. Another gift win for Kyle on his way to 200 (enjoy it while it lasts). and test session for the rest of the cupper-lopers.

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