Located in Long Pond, Pennsylvania, Pocono Raceway is situated near the beautiful Pocono Mountains. The unique 2.5-mile track goes by the nickname "The Tricky Triangle," thanks to its three turns modeled after other tracks around the country.
Turn One at Pocono (14 degrees) is modeled after the former Trenton Speedway on the New Jersey State Fairgrounds, while Turn Two (9 degrees) is modeled after famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Turn Three (6 degrees) is modeled after the Milwaukee Mile. None of the turns are the same, and none of the straightaways are the same - "tricky" indeed, when it comes to setting up the car.
After changing the lengths of both NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races to 400 miles in 2012, the 2013 season at Pocono Raceway brings another change: the return of the IZOD IndyCar Series on July 6th and 7th.
Pocono Raceway will host two NASCAR weekends in 2013, both also featuring the ARCA Racing Series. The Sprint Cup Pocono 400 weekend takes place June 7th through 9th, with the accompanying ARCA 200; the Pennsylvania 400 weekend is August 2nd through 4th, along with the ARCA Pennsylvania 125 and the Camping World Truck Series 125-mile race. In between, the IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights Series are on the schedule July 6th and 7th. Tickets are available for all three race weekends at www.poconoraceway.com, as are pit/paddock passes and passes for the "Tricky Triangle Club."
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