LONG POND, Pa. (February 6, 2018) - Pocono Raceway announces event names for two of the 'The Tricky Triangle's' NASCAR-sanctioned races this season. The July 28th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race will be the Gander Outdoors 150 and the July 29th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race will be the Gander Outdoors 400.
"The Gander Outdoors brand and product line is a great fit for Pocono Raceway, our region and our customers' lifestyle," said Ben May, Pocono Raceway President. "The Pocono Mountains has 150 lakes, nine state parks and 2,400 square miles of natural areas that lend itself to four seasons of fun and adventure. We truly hope our fans will get to enjoy all our region has to offer during their visit to Pocono Raceway for the Gander Outdoors 400 NASCAR race weekend in July."
Gander Outdoors, formerly known as Gander Mountain, was purchased and rebranded by Marcus Lemonis, Chairman of Camping World Holdings, in May 2017. The Gander Outdoors brand joins the Pocono Raceway family and replaces Overton's, another Camping World Holdings company, this season.
Lemonis commented, "We are looking forward to the partnership with our newly branded, Gander Outdoors participating in the great American pastime of NASCAR motorsports. We're proud to have our brand associated with the event at one of NASCAR's most popular and toughest tracks."
Pocono Raceway will host seven motorsports events in 2018, including two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races and the Verizon IndyCar Series. One NASCAR XFINITY Series, one Camping World Truck Series and two ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards races are also on the schedule for 2018. For tickets visit www.poconoraceway.com.
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