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.

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