Pocono Raceway has joined the steadily growing list of race venues that will operate at full seating capacity in 2021.
Following Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement that statewide mitigation orders, including those related to event capacity and social distancing, will be lifted starting May 31, 2021, Pocono announced May 4 it will operate at 100% capacity for its NASCAR doubleheader weekend June 26-27.
“We are thrilled and appreciative of today’s announcement from Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf,” a track spokesperson said in a statement. “As we have been doing, the raceway will continue to follow the protocols and guidance set forth by our state and the sanctioning body of NASCAR at the time of our events. We cannot wait to see everyone back at ‘The Tricky Triangle’ this summer!”
Pocono becomes another NASCAR Cup Series venue to announce its hosting of full capacity seating after Atlanta Motor Speedway released its plans April 30 to do the same for its July event.
The June 26-27 weekend will feature races in the NASCAR Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck series, while the ARCA Menards Series will hold an event on June 25.
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