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Pocono Raceway (formerly Pocono International Raceway) also known as the Tricky Triangle, is a superspeedway located in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania at Long Pond. It is the site of two annual Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races held just weeks apart in early June and late July/early August, one NASCAR Xfinity Series event in early June, one NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event in late July/early August, and two ARCA Racing Series races in early June and late July/early August. From 1971 to 1989, and again since 2013, the track has also hosted an Indy Car race, currently sanctioned by the IndyCar Series and run in August.
"The Tricky Triangle"
Pocono Raceway Logo
Location Long Pond Road and Andretti Road,
Long Pond, Pennsylvania, 18334
Owner Mattco Inc.
Operator Igdalsky and Mattioli families
Broke ground 1969
Former names Pocono International Raceway (1969-1996)
Major events Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Axalta presents the Pocono 400
NASCAR Xfinity Series
Pocono Green 250
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
ARCA Racing Series
General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200
ABC Supply 500
Length 2.5 mi (4 km)
Banking Turn 1: 14°
Turn 2: 8°
Turn 3: 6°
Lap record 223.871 mph (Juan Pablo Montoya, Team Penske, 2014, IndyCar Series)
An aerial view of Pocono Raceway taken from a passing jetliner in late March 2014
Al Unser, Jr. (No. 7) and Chet Fillip (No. 38) racing at Pocono in 1984.
A SCCA T-1 Camaro goes clockwise on the Pocono Raceway's front stretch, 1999
John Andretti at Pocono Raceway, 1998
Victory Lane at Pocono during pre-race ceremonies at the 2005 Pocono 500
Pocono is one of a very few NASCAR tracks not owned by either Speedway Motorsports, Inc. or International Speedway Corporation, the dominant track owners in NASCAR. It is run by the Igdalsky siblings Brandon and Nicholas, both of whom are third-generation members of the family-owned Mattco Inc, started by Joseph II and Rose Mattioli. Mattco also owns South Boston Speedway in South Boston, Virginia.
This is the Aerial Image I used to create Pocono Speedway. If you'll notice the Pit Row is not centered, it is actually closer to turn 3, so it is offset, this makes the exit out of the Pits a lot longer than the entry into them from turn 3. The track map is exactly 2.50 miles, just like Pocono Raceway, and has a slight banking on all 3 turns.