Monster Energy, NASCAR and Pocono Raceway Third Annual Free Friday

Monster Energy, Pocono Raceway and NASCAR are joining forces for the third annual ‘Monster Energy NASCAR Free Friday’ program. Fans will have the chance to enjoy all the racing action and fun activities at ‘The Tricky Triangle’ for free on Friday, May 31, by recycling any size Monster Energy can.

The on-track events on ‘Monster Energy NASCAR Free Friday’ include Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practices and qualifying, NASCAR Xfinity Series practice, ARCA Menards Series qualifying and the General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 ARCA race. All that is needed to attend these events at Pocono Raceway on Friday, May 31 is an empty can, any size, of Monster Energy. Additionally, Grandstand parking at Pocono Raceway is always free for all event dates during NASCAR race weekends.

“We are excited to bring this back for a third year,” said Ben May, Pocono Raceway President. “This initiative delivers a unique program to our customers and allows for them to join our sustainability efforts.”

Fans can bring their empty Monster Energy can to be recycled at the redemption center located outside of Fan Fair, at the giant American Flag, behind the Grandstands. They will be given a ticket and can enjoy May 31, at the racetrack for free.

For more details about the Monster Energy NASCAR Free Friday program at Pocono Raceway, please visit

Pocono Raceway, along with Monster Energy and NASCAR will ensure all cans are recycled, under the NASCAR Green umbrella, a comprehensive recycling effort has accounted for millions of bottles and cans being recycled annually thanks to designated bins in the grandstand, concourse, suites, garage and campgrounds at almost every track NASCAR visits. For more information visit

Note: Kids, ages 12 and under, are not required to bring an empty can of Monster Energy as they already receive free access to Pocono Raceway on Fridays and Saturdays during NASCAR event weekends. For more information, visit

Pocono’s 2020 NASCAR Race Weekend to Feature Four Major Races in Two Days

Pocono Raceway announced today their 2020 NASCAR race weekend will include four races. Two will take place on Saturday, June 27 and two are scheduled for Sunday, June 28. Day 1 will feature a NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race and will be followed by the first of two NASCAR Cup Series races that weekend. A NASCAR Xfinity Series race will occur before the NASCAR Cup Series race on Day 2. The 2020 NASCAR race weekend at ‘The Tricky Triangle’ marks the first time in NASCAR’s modern era one track will host two, points-paying NASCAR Cup Series races on consecutive days.

The entire race weekend schedule, including race lengths and practice dates have yet to be announced. Tickets for the 2020 races at Pocono Raceway are not currently available. They will be on sale to 2019 ticket purchasers, as part of the Raceway’s renewal process, starting in early September. Additional details regarding the 2020 NASCAR race weekend at ‘The Tricky Triangle’ is currently available at

“Now the full scale and grandeur of the 2020 NASCAR weekend at Pocono Raceway should be apparent to all,” said Pocono Raceway CEO, Nick Igdalsky. “This marquee, bucket-list race weekend will create a tremendous value for families and camping guests next summer. As we mentioned last week, we are not increasing the price of our Cup event tickets next year, kids (ages 12 and under) will still receive free gate admission all weekend and we will continue our Worry-Free Weather Guarantee Presented by AccuWeather.

The absolute best way to ensure you have a ticket for 2020 is to have a 2019 Pocono 400 or Gander RV 400 Sunday race or weekend camping ticket. The reason for this is because of our annual renewal program. Any 2019 ticket holder will have priority to purchase 2020 tickets and will save up to 20% on those tickets once they renew.

Our lowest-priced adult ticket for NASCAR Cup Series events is $45. Two adult ticket holders, with each being allowed to bring up to four kids for FREE, can attend a 2019 race for just $90. If they choose to renew for 2020 tickets, those same two adults and up to eight kids can attend Day 1 or Day 2 of the 2020 double-header weekend for just $72.”

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