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06/05/08
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Fireworks on and above Pocono Raceway
NASCAR’s top stars will be at Pocono Raceway this weekend for the 27th  annual Pocono 500. Point leader Kyle Busch, defending Pocono 500 winner Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Tony Stewart and all of the superstars of NASCAR will be providing the fireworks on the track.

The skies will be lighting up above the Raceway too, as a dazzling aerial fireworks display will take place on Saturday evening, June 7. The fireworks display is being provided solely for race fans staying in Pocono’s infield or other on-grounds camping locations. The 30-minute sky lighting spectacular begins at 9:30pm.

More infield activities include the “Kids Inflatable Fun Zone” which runs Friday to Sunday from 10:00am to 8:00pm.

Also on Friday and Saturday evening beginning at 8:30pm it will be “FREE Family Movie Nights.” Friday’s presentation will be Herbie Fully Loaded and on Saturday the feature will be Disney/Pixar’s Cars. The movies will be shown in the Infield Fan Fair Area near Tunnel Road.

On track fireworks begin with Friday morning practice for the ARCA RE/MAX Series at 10:15am followed by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice at noon. ARCA pole qualifying is set for 1:45pm followed by Weis Markets NASCAR qualifying at 3:40pm.

The racing action continues Saturday with a pair of NASCAR practice sessions beginning at 10:00am. The ARCA Pocono 200 gets the green flag with a 1:00pm start.

Parking lots will open Sunday at 5:00am with grandstand gates opening at 9:00am. Pre-race activities get underway at 11:30am. Driver introduction is set for 1:30pm, leading up to the much anticipated 2:00pm start of the Pocono 500.

Children 12 and under, accompanied by a paying adult, are admitted free to the grandstands on Friday and Saturday. Children 12 and under, accompanied by a paying adult, are admitted free to the infield. 

Good seating for Sunday’s Pocono 500 are still available by calling the Raceway Ticket Office at 1-800-RACEWAY or at www.poconoraceway.com Fans purchasing tickets via our website can take advantage of the new “print at home” option. Tickets are also available at Pocono Raceway’s gate #8 Ticket booth, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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