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Races to take place at Pocono this weekend

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by The Press in Sports

After NASCAR’s recent schedule announcement, Pocono Raceway’s 2020 Doubleheader Weekend will feature five races in three days from Friday, June 26 through Sunday, June 28.

These events, as previously announced and in accordance with Pennsylvania state officials’ guidance, will take place without fans in attendance.

Pocono Raceway has also partnered with Pocono Organics, a regenerative organic farm located on track property, for Saturday’s Race for Family Farms program.

“Race fans are Pocono Raceway’s lifeblood and family farmers are the lifeblood of our country,” said Ben May, Pocono Raceway President. “We will miss the fans’ passion, laughs, cheers and smiles as the green flag drops in the Pocono Mountains later this month. We encourage fans to enjoy the live race broadcasts on FOX and FS1, engage with Pocono Raceway’s social media platforms and share in our mutual appreciation for family farms across this nation.”

The three-day race weekend kicks off with the ARCA Menards Series General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200, live on FS1, at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 26.

The Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Pocono Organics 150 to benefit Farm Aid race will be broadcast on FS1 starting at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 27. It will be followed by the NASCAR Cup Series Pocono Organics 325 in partnership with Rodale Institute, airing live on FOX, starting at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series Pocono Green 225 Recycled by J.P. Mascaro & Sons race will broadcast live on FS1 at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 28. The final race of the doubleheader weekend will be the NASCAR Cup Series Pocono 350, live on FS1, starting at 4 p.m. Sunday.

The collaboration between Pocono Organics, Farm Aid, and Rodale Institute will celebrate and raise resources through www.farmaid.com/pocono to benefit the local and dedicated heroes of our food system — family farmers — who tirelessly worked across our country to keep food on our plates during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Farmers have always worked extremely hard, but have been working even harder during the COVID-19 pandemic to serve their local communities when people couldn’t get food in stores,” said Ashley Walsh, founder of Pocono Organics, one of the largest regenerative organic farms in North America and a global center for research, education, and discovery. “One of the positive outcomes from the pandemic is a stronger, local connection between consumers and family farms.”

NASCAR’s next installment of events in its return to racing will feature events at Pocono Raceway, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Kentucky Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway, Kansas Speedway and New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

The NASCAR Cup Series will return to racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway this Sunday with a 500-mile event scheduled for 3 p.m.