The 2016 NASCAR schedules aren’t out yet, but fans can expect the XFINITY Series to go racing at Pocono next season.
Motorsport.com reported on Wednesday that Pocono Raceway will be added to the 2016 NXS schedule, the first major change in a schedule many expected to remain the same as this season’s.
No XFINITY races have ever been contested at Pocono. By joining the schedule, the track can lay claim to hosting all three NASCAR national series. The Sprint Cup has raced at the 2.5-mile track since 1974, and the Camping World Truck Series ran its first race there in 2010.
The news was good for Pennsylvania race fans, but comes at the expense of Illinois fans, with Pocono expected to take the place of Chicagoland Speedway’s standalone race on the schedule.
The series would be expected to join the Sprint Cup Series at one of its Pocono dates next year, rather than as a standalone.
A release timeframe for the official schedules has not been announced.