Pocono Raceway to Host 2012 Charity Car Wash

Jul 26, 2012 No Comments by

Long Pond, PA  – Pocono Raceway announced today they will host the 2012 Charity Car Wash, which will include the opportunity for donors to take their personal vehicles around their 2.5-mile Superspeedway, on Saturday, July 28th from 10 – 5 p.m. ET. All proceeds will benefit the United Way of Monroe County.

For a donation of $10, per vehicle, individuals can choose from two options. Option one includes volunteers washing the attendees’ vehicle, followed by a controlled-speed lap around the Raceway. Option two includes the lap around the track, without the car wash.

“We are very excited about this year’s Charity Car Wash for a worthy charity located within our Pocono community” said Brandon Igdalsky, Pocono Raceway’s President and CEO. “Last year’s car wash was a huge success as individuals came out, under rainy conditions, for a chance to take a thrilling lap around our Raceway. By moving this date later in the summer, holding it on a weekend and allowing fans to take their vehicle out on our recently-repaved track for the first time, we are expecting a great turnout to raise money for the United Way of Monroe County.”

The 2012 Charity Car Wash will begin inside the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Garage area, inside Pocono Raceway. Attendees will enter through the Gate 1 Tunnel at Earnhardt Road, located off Long Pond Road. Signs inside the facility will guide individuals to the Garage area. Cash and checks, written to The United Way of Monroe County, will be accepted. There is no limited on the amount of times a vehicle can go through the process, but each car wash and/or lap will require a $10 donation. This event is rain or shine.

Staffing the event will be members of the Pocono Raceway staff and community volunteers associated with the United Way of Monroe County.

For more information, please visit www.poconoraceway.com/carwash2012.

 

About Pocono Raceway

“The Tricky Triangle” is host to two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards races each year and added a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race in 2010.  Pocono Raceway’s 2.5-mile triangular design makes it truly unique.  Pocono is the only track on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Circuit with three turns, three different radii and three variant degrees of banking.  All that ensures our fans will enjoy some serious action, meanwhile presenting a competitive challenge to the world’s best drivers and their crew chiefs.  Pocono strives to create a family atmosphere with increased focus on the Fan Experience.  We are Pocono Raceway and this is “The Tricky Triangle.”

In business for over 50 years, Pocono Raceway is family-owned and situated in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.  We are located within 300 miles of one-third of the U.S. population and within 90 miles of New York City and Philadelphia.  Pocono Raceway is and always will be an attractive option for NASCAR and race fans alike.

Pocono Raceway is the world’s largest solar powered sports facility. The Raceway developed a 25 acre, three megawatt solar farm that provides the energy needs of the Raceway as well as adding electricity to the local power grid.

About United Way of Monroe County

The United Way of Monroe County provides health and human services through community initiatives, support and funding to more than 30 local programs. Its targeted need areas include Engaging Youth, Meeting Basic Needs, Helping Children Succeed and Promoting Self-Sufficiency.

Since 1942, United Way of Monroe County has been uniting people and improving lives in our community. It encourages people to “Live United” by giving, advocating and volunteering. More information is available by visiting www.unitedwaymonroe.org.

 

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