(formerly Pocono International Raceway
) also known as the Tricky Triangle
, is a superspeedway
located in the Pocono Mountains
at Long Pond
. It is the site of two annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
races held just weeks apart in June and August, and one NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
event in August. Since 2013, the track is also host to a Verizon IndyCar Series
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, Nicholas, and sister Ashley, and cousins Joseph IV and Chase Mattioli, all 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
Outside of the NASCAR races, Pocono is used throughout the year by Sports Car Club of America
(SCCA) and motorcycle clubs as well as racing schools. The triangular oval also has three separate infield sections of racetrack – North Course, East Course and South Course. Each of these infield sections use a separate portion of the tri-oval to complete the track. During regular non-race weekends, multiple clubs can use the track by running on different infield sections. Also some of the infield sections can be run in either direction, or multiple infield sections can be put together – such as running the North Course and the South Course and using the tri-oval to connect the two.
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