Pennsylvania 400 Tickets
In the dramatic race for the coveted NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title, there are two races held at the Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. One of these high-speed races is known as the Pennsylvania 400 and it is one of the central races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Although originally a 500 mile race, the race will be a 400 mile distance with 160 laps beginning in 2012 in attempt to keep race times down.
The race is traditionally a mid July race, however, starting in 2007, the race moved from its longstanding slot in July to an August date race and since the change has remained a popular race for the series, not only because of the exciting 400 mile distance but because the event has some charitable roots as well.The official NASCAR fuel supplier, Sunoco, a company also based in Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia chapter of the American Red Cross agreed to come together and sponsor the race and gave the race one of its few title sponsors in years. This charitable background of the event has drawn in many viewers and kept the event a well-watched one not only in the region but across the country.
The event has been sponsored by a few different large companies including Coca Cola but has also spent a great deal of time without a sponsor, something that is very unusual in this particular sport. Every year the event gets nation-wide media coverage, usually on ESPN and it is known for having some of the closest races in history, but also some of the most accidents and crashes. Some of the biggest crashes in history have been held at this event, as it also tends to bring in some of the highest speeds when compared to other races of its kind.
As the more popular of the Pocono Raceway events, there is no denying the appeal of this particular race. Since 1974 the event has been brining in thousands of NASCAR fans who come to see their favorite drivers compete for a coveted win in the long race to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Title series.