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NASCAR to bring hauler parade to Harrisburg - abc27 WHTM

NASCAR to bring hauler parade to Harrisburg

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

NASCAR teams will make a stop in Harrisburg next month as they make their way to the Pocono 400.

Racing haulers representing the Ganassi, Penske and Hendrick teams will be staged at the Farm Show Complex for public viewing from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. on June 5, Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse and Pennsylvania First Lady Susan Corbett announced Monday.

A hauler parade featuring 15-20 trucks will then drive to the state Capitol Complex, where the trucks will pause for pictures as they pass the state Capitol building.

Racing fans have long watched from highway overpasses as the haulers drove through the area, but this will be the first time an official hauler parade will come through Pennsylvania and offer the opportunity to see the haulers up close and at no charge.

Papenfuse said the event will be an exciting opportunity for people of all ages.

"We have asked NASCAR to provide age appropriate worksheets," Papenfuse said. "School students will be able to fill out and send in for prizes. It will attract thousands of people to the Capitol."

The Pocono 400 will take place June 6-8 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania.


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