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Pocono Raceway

Pocono Raceway Long Pond, Scranton, Pennsylvania | (800) 722–3929
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2 Reviews
Type: Sports
Ages: Ages 7 — adult
Cost: $$$
Hours of operation: Check website for schedule

Pack your Lightning McQueen lunchbox and visit Pocono for gasoline powered excitement.  The track features two NASCAR races a year as well as other motor sport events.

Camping Information: Trackside
Opening Time Thursday 12:00 noon
$50 per person Area Admission Fee (not valid for any other gate)
Children 12 and under free
Only recognized RVs, motor homes and travel trailers allowed
Grandstand or Club tickets required to enter Grandstand Gates on Sunday. Grandstand access is permitted on Friday (all Grandstands) and Saturday (Concourse Grandstand ONLY).
Pre-Race Pit/Paddock Pass and Daily Grandstand Ticket required to enter Paddock Area Friday, Saturday and Sunday, regardless of age.
Early Bird Infield RV     
50 per person Admission Fee
Children 12 and under free.
Only recognized RVs, motor homes and travel trailers allowed
Pre-Race Pit/Paddock Pass required to enter Paddock Area Friday, Saturday and Sunday, regardless of age.
Opening Time: Thursday, 12 Noon: - Early Bird Infield

2 Reviews for Pocono Raceway

March 09 2011
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"Race on over!"

If you have a race car fan in your family, Pocono Raceway is worth the trip.  Located in scenic Pocono Mountains, it makes for a fun and exciting day trip for any speed-loving kid (or grownup)!

I was fortunate enough to end up here as a result of a gift I gave my husband for a big birthday.  He took a day course and learned how to drive a racecar ( I know there are specific types of racecars, but I cannot recall the ones he tried  - stock car maybe?).  The morning was spent learning the basics in a classroom setting, and then in the afternoon, he could try out his new skills on the track!

When it was time for his racing debut, my kids and I were able to come to the track and watch him get on the racing gear(jumpsuit and helmet), pick his car (that was a terrific treat), get strapped in, and "race" along with the instructors.  He had fun, and my kids LOVED watching Daddy careen around the track over and over again at top speed.  Cameras were allowed, so we have many pictures of the cars, the gear, and the speed!

The staff was very accommodating and kept us in a safe area, yet still allowed us to share in this event with our family member on the track.  At the end when the cars were idle, they let my son (5 at the time) put on the helmet and sit in the car for a photo.  Being a racecar fan at that age, he thought he was on top of the world!

We never attended a Nascar event at Pocono Raceway, but this event we did go to was well worth it.  I found the facility to be easy to get to and accommodating, the staff very friendly, the adventure exciting, and the area itself to be enjoyable.  There's so much the Poconos has to offer families, but this is one adventure that stands out!  If racing is exciting to anyone in your family, you'll want to speed on over to Pocono Raceway for entertainment like you've never seen!

December 23 2010
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"Fun with the Family"

Do your kids love NASCAR? Then you already know about Pocono Raceway, home totwo of the biggest races on the NASCAR circuit. The Pocono 500 in June and the Pennsylvania 500 in August draw thousands of fans to this famous 2.5-mile track, justsouth of Scranton. Local resorts offer packages that include tickets and lodging.

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