Dover International Speedway and Pocono Raceway will meet for their fifth annual track-vs.-track competition on Wednesday, May 3 with “Dover vs. Pocono Rivalry Day” at Coca-Cola Park, home of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, in Allentown, Pa.
Martin Truex Jr. celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the “Citizen Soldier 400” at Dover International Speedway on Oct. 2, 2016. DIS PHOTO
The game will feature Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers Matt Kenseth (Team Pocono) and Martin Truex Jr. (Team Dover). The rosters for each team will be rounded out with members of national and local motorsports media, as well as other local media personalities. Kenseth (Spring) and Truex (Fall) won the two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races at Dover in 2016.
This will be the fifth meeting between the two tracks with the Monster Mile enjoying a 3-1 advantage in the annual matchup against “The Tricky Triangle.” Prior to this year’s event, Dover and Pocono faced off in a head-to-head softball game. The event has changed slightly to feature more fan-driven portions and will include softball, kickball and much more.
Matt Kenseth celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the “AAA 400 Drive for Autism” at Dover International Speedway on May 15, 2016. DIS PHOTO
Access to “Dover vs. Pocono Rivalry Day” is free with a ticket to the May 3 game between the Lehigh Valley IronPigs and the visiting Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. Activities in the KidsZone are free until 6 p.m. for children wearing NASCAR-related items. To purchase tickets, visit www.ironpigsbaseball.com, call (610) 841-PIGS (7447) or stop by the Coca-Cola Park Ticket Office during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.).
Gates for the NASCAR driver event will open at 4 p.m., with the competition beginning at 4:30 p.m. Kenseth and Truex will then throw out the first pitches for the 7 p.m. Lehigh Valley IronPigs game.
Throughout the NASCAR event and baseball game, ticket giveaways will be held for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races on Sunday, June 4 (Dover), and Sunday, June 11 (Pocono).
Dover International Speedway hosts its first NASCAR tripleheader weekend of the year on June 2-4, including the “AAA 400 Drive for Autism” Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, June 4, a NASCAR XFINITY Series race on Saturday, June 3 and a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Friday, June 2.
All dates, times and attendees are subject to change without notice.