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Pocono Raceway unveils 2019 policy to give kids free Cup race admission


during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 18, 2018 in Bristol, Tennessee.

Sean Gardner

Pocono Raceway announced Tuesday that children 12 and under will receive free gate admission for Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and Verizon IndyCar Series races there in 2019.

Kids ages 12 and under will receive free admission to the 100 and 200 levels of the grandstand, as well as Fan Fair for all Friday, Saturday and Sunday events during NASCAR and IndyCar weekends. All children must be accompanied by an adult with a gate admission ticket.

“The 2019 season marks our 50th year of racing,” said Nick Igdalsky, Pocono Raceway CEO. “To celebrate this milestone, we wanted to do something extraordinary for the fans. One of my grandparents’ visions was for Pocono to become one of the most beloved, family friendly motorsports and entertainment facilities. Today’s announcement embodies our family’s core values, which have remained unchanged since we first opened our gates to the public in 1968. Hopefully, this kids free on Sunday initiative will provide more families the opportunity to create lasting memories, much like the ones I have and continue to experience with my own family, at the track for generations to come.”

The Cup races at Pocono in 2019 will be June 2 and July 28. The IndyCar race there will be Aug. 18.