Monday, May 28, 2018

Travel Tips: Pocono Raceway – June 1-3, 2018

credit: NASCAR Media

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity Series and ARCA Racing Series hit the track this weekend for the first of two Cup Series visits to the “The Tricky Triangle,” Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania, Friday through Sunday, June 1-3 for the Pocono 400 weekend.

The annual NASCAR Hauler Parade takes a new turn on Thursday, May 31, as the haulers go through the Family Grandstand and Trackside campgrounds, through the gate between Turns 2 and 3 and through the infield road course to the exit of Turn 3. The Xfinity Series haulers begin their parade at 4:30 p.m. ET, followed by the Cup Series haulers at 6 p.m. ET. Find out about this and other fan events for the weekend here.

Friday, June 1 will be “Free Friday” at the track for fans recycling a Monster Energy can. Bring any size Monster Energy can to the Main Gate to claim your ticket and see the action. Find out more here. Admission on Friday without a can is just $10, and kids 12 and under are free.

Key on-track times:

Friday, June 1 –
  • ARCA Racing Series practice – 10 a.m. ET
  • Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice – 11:35 a.m. ET
  • Xfinity Series practice – 1:05 and 3:05 p.m. ET
  • ARCA Racing Series qualifying – 2 p.m. ET
  • Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying – 4:15 p.m. ET
  • ARCA Racing Series General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 – 5:45 p.m. ET
Saturday, June 2
  • Xfinity Series qualifying – 9:35 a.m. ET
  • Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice –11:30 a.m. ET
  • Xfinity Series Pocono Green 250 Recycled by JP Mascaro & Sons– 1 p.m. ET
Sunday, June 3
  • Steve Moakler pre-race concert – 12 p.m. ET
  • Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Pocono 400 – 2 p.m. ET
Find the complete weekend schedule here.

Find out more about the event and purchase tickets at