Pocono Raceway Going To 100% Capacity For June Race

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Pocono Raceway is hosting a NASCAR doubleheader and will allow fans to pack the stands to see it live.

The doubleheader weekend is set for June 25-27, and Pocono is now the second track to open to 100% capacity, joining Atlanta Motor Speedway, which hosts the Xfinity Series on June 10 and Cup Series a month later.

Pocono boasts a capacity of 76,812.

“Pocono Raceway will operate at 100% capacity for the 2021 NASCAR Doubleheader Weekend!” the track announced in a statement. “We are thrilled and appreciative of today’s announcement from Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf. 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.

“Our staff is working through this incredible opportunity to be one of the largest outdoor sporting events this summer and kindly ask ticket holders for continued patience. We will be sending out additional announcements, information and details in the coming days and weeks. Until then, we cannot wait to see everyone back at ‘The Tricky Triangle’ this summer!”

Pocono Raceway opened in 1971 and is located in Long Pond, Pa., in the Appalachian Mountains in the western portion of the state. It is one of just a few NASCAR tracks not owned by either NASCAR or Speedway Motorsports. Along with NASCAR and IndyCar races, it is used throughout the year by the Stock Car Experience and Bertil Roos Driving School.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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  1. Oh dear how could I ever survive COVID with out my fearless leader Tom wolf. Thanks gov for keeping us safe here in PA! What a piece of trash! These venues along with the Phillies and pirates need to put up the middle finger and say come if you want.

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