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Xfinity Series Coming To Pocono In 2016
September 29, 2015
This race will be the first NASCAR XFINITY Series race held at the 2.5-mile, triangular-shaped track and the first time NASCAR’s second-tier series has raced in Pennsylvania since 2004 (Nazareth Speedway).
Xfinity Series Coming To Pocono In 2016

The NASCAR XFINITY Series will race at Pocono Raceway for the first time in series history during the 2016 season.

Track officials made the announcement when announcing their 2016 NASCAR dates. Pocono will host its two traditional NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekends in 2016. The first will be the Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 race weekend from June 3–5, which will feature the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the inaugural 250-mile NASCAR XFINITY Series race and the ARCA Racing Series.

The Pennsylvania 400 race weekend will be held July 29–31 and feature the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the ARCA Racing Series.

The NASCAR XFINITY Series race is scheduled for June 4. This race will be the first NASCAR XFINITY Series race held at the 2.5-mile, triangular-shaped track and the first time NASCAR’s second-tier series has raced in Pennsylvania since 2004 (Nazareth Speedway).

“We are thrilled to bring the NASCAR XFINITY Series to Pocono Raceway,” said Brandon Igdalsky, Pocono Raceway President/CEO. “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, who are headquartered 90 miles south of us in Philadelphia, for next summer’s inaugural race.”

“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. “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.”