June Spring Cup race named ‘Party in the Poconos’

The Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa. (AP/Mel Evans)

LONG POND, Pa. — There’s going to be a Party in the Poconos, NASCAR style.

The June 9 Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway will be named the Party in the Poconos 400 following the results of a fan vote sponsored by Walmart.

Walmart teamed up with Pocono Raceway to offer fans a chance to suggest names and vote via Walmart’s local Facebook page. They can also name a signature concession. Fans will have the opportunity to vote between three different types of pierogies, starting April 9.

Walmart partnered with the track to offer $25 tickets for all concourse level tickets for the June 9 race. The track made 16,000 seats available at the price.

More than 1,600 races names were suggested, including the ``I hope Brad Wins! 400,'' submitted by reigning Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski.