Pocono Raceway

Pocono Raceway

Pocono Raceway History

Pocono Raceway is a historic super speedway which first opened in 1971 and is one of the most unique tracks in the world. Also known as the Tricky Triangle for its scalene triangle shape, Pocono Raceway is home to some of the biggest auto races in the United States. Each of the three turns on the track is modeled after another famous track. Turn One is based on the Trenton Speedway, while Turn Two, which is also known as the Tunnel Turn, is designed based on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and Turn Three is an homage to the Milwaukee Mile. Known for being such a one of a kind racing venue, Pocono Raceway attracts auto racing enthusiasts from all over the world along with the best drivers to its course.


Pocono Raceway Events

Found in Blakeslee, Pennsylvania in the Pocono Mountains, Pocono Raceway hosts NASCAR as well as IndyCar races. It is perhaps best known as the home of the Pocono IndyCar 500 and the GoBowling.com 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race. In addition to hosting world class races, Pocono Raceway is the home to racing schools, motorcycle clubs, and the Sports Car Club of America which holds events throughout the year. Different parts of the infield can be sectioned off and used by multiple clubs at the same time on non-race days.


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Blakeslee, Pennsylvania is located not far from Philadelphia which is the second largest city on the East Coast and offers visitors plenty of entertainment options. Sports fans can get their fill by attending an Eagles NFL game, a Phillies MLB game,a Flyers NHL game, or a 76ers NBA game. There are also numerous colleges located in the city offering top tier collegiate athletics all year. Of course getting a cheese steak and walking to the Liberty Bell is a must for people during their first visit to the City of Brotherly Love. The University of Pennsylvania boasts the Rodin Museum which has the largest Rodin collection outside of France, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art is one of the biggest museums in the country whose steps were made famous in the movie Rocky when the titular character finished a workout running up the building's stairs and raising his arms triumphantly at the top.


Pocono Raceway Seating Layout

Pocono Raceway allows 76,812 fans through its gates on race days and there is not a single bad seat in the house. Once you enter Pocono Raceway and see the drivers and their cars gearing up for the big race you will feel the adrenaline flowing through your veins. By the time the cars have finished racing around the Tricky Triangle you will be anxiously awaiting your next chance to witness a big race at Pocono.


Trivia

Pocono Raceway is owned by the Igdalsky family who are members of Mattco, Inc., making it one of the few speedways used for NASCAR races that is not owned by International Speedway Corporation or Speedway Motorsports. Legendary performers have taken the stage at Pocono Raceway as part of the Pocono State Fair including Johnny Cash, Bob Hope, the Jackson Five, Sammy Davis Jr., and more.

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