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Pocono Cup Race On Saturday And So Much More in 2020

For the first-time in Pocono Raceway history, the NASCAR Cup Series will race on a Saturday during the 2020 NASCAR Doubleheader Week.

The most intense action takes place on Saturday, June 27 with all three NASCAR Series being on track the same day. Tickets start at $45 for the whole day and kids, 12 and under, are FREE.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series kicks off the day with a practice session. It will be followed by the only NASCAR Cup Series qualifying session of the historic week, setting the field for the first NASCAR Cup Series race of the weekend. The NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series drivers start the doubleheader race day by laying down the rubber during their Saturday afternoon race and the day culminates with a 325-mile NASCAR Cup Series race.   

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To make things more interesting, the field will be inverted, based on lead-lap finishers from the Saturday’s NASCAR Cup Series race. The last lead-lap finisher from Saturday’s race will start up front on Sunday, June 28.

Feel free to contact us should there be any questions. We can be reached by email at questions@poconoraceway.com anytime or by calling our Ticket Office at 1-800-722-3929 weekdays between the hours of 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET.

THOMPSON SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK REVEALS 2020 NASCAR SCHEDULE

Photo: Michael Jaworecki/Myracenews

46th Annual Icebreaker Set For April 4-5 

THOMPSON, Conn. — Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park revealed a six-race NASCAR Weekly Series schedule for the 2020 season on Monday.  

The 2020 slate consists of three major staple events, and three more events that will spotlight NASCAR Weekly Series competitors as part of mid-week, Wednesday night specials in the heart of the summer. 

The NASCAR WMT field lined up and ready to roll off in front of a packed house at the 2019 World Series Sunoco 150 (10/13/2019) Michael Jaworecki/Myracenews

The season begins with the 46th annual Icebreaker weekend (April 4-5) and ends with the 58th annual Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing, with three packed days, October 9-11. 

“We are pleased with the amount of support we are receiving from our dedicated race teams and drivers and we ready to go forward with our NASCAR Weekly Series program for the 2020 season,” Terry Eames, General Manager of Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, said. “We are looking forward to six great events for our dedicated race fans.” 

Thompson will continue to showcase five NASCAR Weekly Series divisions, starting with the Sunoco Modifieds. The Late Models follow as Division II, while the SK Light Modifieds (Division III), Limited Sportsman (Division IV) and Mini Stocks (Division V) complete the slate. 

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will headline the Icebreaker weekend, alongside all five NASCAR Weekly Series divisions. Following the Icebreaker, NASCAR Weekly Series teams return to action for their three, mid-week events on June 3, July 8 and August 5. 

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour returns for the annual Bud “King of Beers” 150 on Wednesday, August 19, before crowning their champion and helping to seal Thompson’s schedule as part of the 58th annual Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing, October 9-11. 

Prior to the season, Thompson will host a NASCAR Test & Tune for all safe race cars on Saturday, March 21, with a rain date of March 28. 

Teams can expect a rules package and additional information soon. For some of the latest news, visit Thompson Speedway on the web, thompsonspeedway.com, and follow the track on social media via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. 

2020 NASCAR SCHEDULE: 

MARCH 21: NASCAR Test & Tune 

APRIL 3: Icebreaker Test & Tune 

APRIL 4-5: 46th annual Icebreaker  

JUNE 3: NASCAR Weekly Series Racing 

JULY 8: NASCAR Weekly Series Racing 

AUGUST 5: NASCAR Weekly Series Racing 

AUGUST 19: NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Bud “King of Beers” 150 + NASCAR Weekly Series Racing  

OCTOBER 9-11: 58th Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing

Local Nonprofits Benefit From Gift of Lights

LOUDON, N.H. – Three local nonprofits experienced true holiday spirit, each benefitting from the generosity of those who attended the Gift of Lights presented by Eastern Propane & Oil at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The seasonal event, which ran from Thanksgiving through January 5, kicked off the year’s fundraising efforts for Speedway Children’s Charities New Hampshire Chapter with $30,000, provided an extra 4,800 meals to the Loudon Food Pantry and helped the Loudon Firefighters Association raise $4,000.

Gift of Lights visitors received a discount on their admission when they brought at least three non-perishable food items to donate to the Loudon Food Pantry. These donations contributed to a total of 5,858 pounds of food, which will provide 4,882 meals.

“It’s always great when a community comes together to help those in need,” said Sue Houck, president of the Loudon Food Pantry. “Thanks to the generosity of those that attended the Gift of Lights and those that work at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, there will be fewer families making the choice to eat or heat their homes this winter.”

Since the Gift of Lights first started in 2011, food and monetary donations have allowed NHMS to donate over 98,000 pounds of food to the Loudon Food Pantry, which has provided nearly 93,000 meals to locals during the holiday and winter months.

Speedway Children’s Charities New Hampshire Chapter, which raises money for children in need throughout New England, received a portion of each car’s admission and a part of the registration proceeds for the Yule Light Up The Night run/walk put on by Millennium Running for a total of $30,218, making this one of the largest SCCNH fundraisers annually. The funds raised will be combined with the proceeds from other SCCNH events throughout 2020 and be distributed through grants to local nonprofits in December. As the official charity of the speedway, Speedway Children’s Charities New Hampshire Chapter has raised $220,476 from the Gift of Lights since 2011 and has distributed more than $1.8 million supporting over 808,000 children throughout New England since its inception in 2009.

The Loudon Firefighters Association hosted a s’mores pit on eight Friday and Saturday nights during Gift of Lights for a monetary donation totaling $3,736 for their Off Road Utility Vehicle Fund, which will be used for off road firefighting and rescue situations. The Loudon Firefighters Association has hosted the s’mores pit during Gift of Lights for three years now, collecting a total of $10,169.

The Gift of Lights presented by Eastern Propane and Oil, which has seen more than 108,000 cars since it started in 2011, is a 2.5-mile drive-thru light show, which transforms New Hampshire Motor Speedway into a twinkling winter wonderland with 80 different scenes, 520 displays and 2.5 million LED lights.

For ticket information for all events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, including the June 13-20 Motorcycle Week at NHMS, the July 17-19 Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 race weekend and the September 11-12 Full Throttle Fall Weekend visit the speedway website at NHMS.com or call Fan Relations at (603) 783-4931.