With NASCAR releasing next season’s Camping World Truck Series schedule, Pocono Raceway’s 2021 doubleheader weekend lineup is finalized.
For the second straight year, the 2.5-mile triangular track in Long Pond will hold five races in three days June 25-27.
It starts June 25 with the ARCA Series General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200. On June 26, the Truck Series and the first of two Cup Series races will take place. This is the only time the two series are scheduled to compete on the same day. On June 27, it’s the Pocono Green 225 NASCAR Xfinity Series race and the second Cup Series race. This is the only scheduled Sunday race for the Xfinity Series and the only time two Cup Series races are held on consecutive days at the same track.
Start times and additional details for each race will be announced later.
Select tickets, including a multi-day bundle for June 26-27, and camping options are available by visiting www.poconoraceway.com/ticket or by calling 1-800-RACEWAY. Kids, ages 12 and under, are admitted free to the NASCAR races at Pocono when accompanied at all times by an adult ticket holder. Also, tickets purchased directly through the track come with the Worry-Free Weather Guarantee.
This year at Pocono, Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin won the Cup Series races. Chase Briscoe captured the Xfinity Series race and Brandon Jones took the Truck Series race, which was postponed by rain from Saturday to Sunday. That marked the first time in NASCAR history that all three national series competed at the same track on the same day.
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