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'Party in the Poconos' set for NASCAR Cup race

By 69 News & Associated Press, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: Apr 09 2013 12:06:31 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 09 2013 01:01:09 PM CDT
Pocono 400
TUNKHANNOCK TWP., Pa. -

There's going to be a Party in the Poconos, NASCAR style.

The June 9 Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway will be named the Party in the Poconos 400 following the results of a fan vote sponsored by Walmart.

Walmart teamed up with Pocono Raceway to offer fans a chance to suggest names and vote via Walmart's local Facebook page. They can also name a signature concession.

Fans will have the opportunity to vote between three different types of pierogies, starting Tuesday.

Walmart partnered with the track to offer $25 tickets for all concourse level tickets for the June 9 race. The track made 16,000 seats available at the price.

More than 1,600 races names were suggested, including the ``I hope Brad Wins! 400,'' submitted by reigning Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski.