Pocono Raceway offers weather guarantee
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By AMANDA VINCENT
Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., is going to offer a weather guarantee to ticket holders for NASCAR Sprint Cup and Verizon IndyCar races at the track in 2017. If any Sprint Cup or IndyCar race at the track is delayed by rain to another day, fans who are unable to return to the track for the rescheduled race will be refunded the face value of their tickets under the track’s Worry-Free Weather Guarantee.
“Since 1971, we have hosted 101 NASCAR and IndyCar races, and only six of those have been postponed,” Pocono Raceway President and CEO Brandon Igdalsky said. “Now, if one of our Sunday races is impacted by weather, and it is postponed, those fans who cannot make it on the re-scheduled day will be reimbursed the face value of their ticket. This demonstrates our level of commitment to the greatest fans in motorsports.”
Both Sprint Cup races and the IndyCar race at Pocono were postponed because of rain this year.
Fans who purchase advance tickets for a Pocono race scheduled for a Sunday may turn in their tickets and, in exchange, receive a check for the face value on their tickets if those tickets aren’t used for admission into the re-scheduled race.
In 2017, the Worry-Free Weather Guarantee applies to Sprint Cup races on June 11 and July 30 and IndyCar race on Aug. 20. Pocono Raceway also will host the NASCAR Xfinity and Camping World Truck series and the ARCA Racing Series next season, but those races aren’t covered by the Worry-Free Weather Guarantee, as they’re not scheduled on Sundays.