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Pocono Raceway will host the Pocono 400 – Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race on Sunday, June 3, 2018 with events leading up to the race all weekend. Recognized as one of NASCAR’s most competitive raceways, Pocono’s unique, 2.5-mile track features three turns, each with its own degree of banking.
- Date: May 31, 2019 – June 2, 2019
- Recurring daily
Since its inception in 1982 when the race was 500-miles long, the Pocono 400 has been a great success. It quickly established itself as a NASCAR event to be reckoned with. Later the race was set to 400 miles, but it still remains a tough race to win. Throughout its long history, many races stand out. The very first race in 1982 saw Dale Earnhardt get into an accident in round one that gave him a neck injury. Earnhardt, however, hid the injury from the race officials all the way until the end of the season. It would take another neck injury in 1984 for officials to change the rules requiring the racers to get medical clearance before the race. Another accident in 1988 resulted in serious injuries to Bobby Allison who blew a tire and was T-boned by Jocko Maggiacomo.
Up until 2009, the race had single-file restarts; at this point, double-file restarts were introduced. This is also the race when owner-driver Tony Stewart won it, repeating the feat of Ricky Rudd in 1998.
Chilling and Spectacular
The Pocono 400 has always blended the most spectacular with the chilling to create events that stay in people’s memory. The 2010 race is one such event where on the very last lap Kasey Kahne lost control of the car, slid across the track and took four other cars off the race. Thankfully there were no injuries in that race, which had been plagued with delays due to the incessant rain.
Other races display a unique mix of the comedy and high-octane drama with stunning results. A good example of this was the 2014 race when Brad Keselowski was dominating the race right from the get-go. With only four laps to go, he made a rather comic mistake when he tried to clean trash on his grille using a lapped car in front of him. Earnhardt Jr. took this opportunity to pass Keselowski and go on to win the race, proving once again that a lapse of judgment, no matter how fleeting, can cost you the top place on the podium.
Notable Winners of the Pocono 400
When a driver wins the race, they ensure their name will appear in the books, but when they win more than once, they know their name will be kept in people’s hearts. One name stands out: 4-time champion Jeff Gordon, who won on 1996, 1997, 2007, and 2011.
- Date: 05/31/2019 - TO 06/02/2019 -
- Recurring daily
- Time: Schedules Vary By Day
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