Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill Named Grand Marshals

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LONG POND, PA (May 14, 2014) – Pocono Raceway announced today Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, stars of Columbia Pictures/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ upcoming comedy 22 Jump Street, have been named Grand Marshals for the Pocono 400 on Sunday, June 8. Both movie stars will be on hand to give the honorary command to fire engines, take part in a VIP question-and-answer session, and enjoy the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at “The Tricky Triangle.”

“The excitement surrounding the Pocono 400 is even higher now,” said Pocono Raceway President/CEO, Brandon Igdalsky. “We are thrilled to have two movie stars of Jonah and Channing’s stature joining us and helping us kick off the Pocono 400. Personally, I’m really looking forward to 22 Jump Street – I loved the first one and this one looks even better.”

Hill and Tatum will make a special, pre-race appearance at Pocono’s Tricky Triangle Club. The Tricky Triangle Club is a ticket add-on which features access to driver and special guest appearances, lunch, food, beverages, a Pit Tour Pass, four adult beverages (for those ages 21 and older) and more. Tickets to the Tricky Triangle Club require a Pocono 400 ticket. Both are available for purchase by visitingwww.poconoraceway.com or by calling the Pocono Raceway ticket office at 1-800-RACEWAY (1-800-722-3929).

In 22 Jump Street, after making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership.  Now they don’t have to just crack the case–they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship.  If these two overgrown adolescents can grow from freshmen into real men, college might be the best thing that ever happened to them. Directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller.  Screenplay by Michael Bacall and Oren Uziel and Rodney Rothman, from a story by Michael Bacall & Jonah Hill, based on the television series “21 Jump Street” created by Patrick Hasburgh & Stephen J. Cannell.  The film is produced by Neal H. Moritz, Jonah Hill, and Channing Tatum. The film, from Columbia Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, will be released on June 13.

Fans not able to make it to Pocono Raceway can catch the Pocono 400 live on TNT, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio at 1 pm ET on Sunday, June 9. Additional live coverage can also be found onNASCAR.com.