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Pocono Raceway Long Pond Road Long Pond, PA 18334 (570) 646-2300
Pocono Raceway is one of NASCAR’s most unique race tracks. The 2.5 mile, triangular speedway is more like a road course with all left turns, and is as different from the other 2.5 mile ovals (Daytona International Speedway, and Indianapolis Motor Speedway) as it can possibly be. Pocono Raceway tickets and travel packages are a perfect vacation package for the whole family; the region surrounding Pocono Speedway is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the country. Just 90 miles from New York City and Philadelphia, in the heart of the Pocono Mountains, Pocono is one of the most popular tracks on the NASCAR schedule.
Sprint Cup tickets are available for the Pennsylvania 500, as well as next year’s Pocono 500. Don’t wait too long to buy NASCAR travel packages and NASCAR tickets for both Pocono races; you’ll be happy to find yourself in the beautiful Pocono Mountains for great NASCAR Nextel Cup Series action, the ARCA Series as well as the endless number of summer activities in this vacation paradise in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
The triangular race track has three straightaways of different lengths, and three distinctly different turns, each with different degrees of banking. It is not unusual to see NASCAR Nextel Cup stock cars running five wide down the 3740 foot main straightaway, as they jockey for position going into turn one. Pocono Raceway is the only oval on the Sprint Cup schedule where drivers shift gears, sometimes twice on each lap. The racing is different than the other big tracks like Talladega Superspeedway, Auto Club Speedway, and Michigan International Speedway. Long green flag runs at Pocono Raceway tend to spread the field out, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t racing. Pit stop strategies are key, and fuel mileage always plays a major role in Pocono races.
One of the most spectacular sights in Sprint Cup racing is 43 cars spreading out on the wide front stretch and they roar towards turn one. Pocono is fast and nearly flat; a car can get away from a driver in a heartbeat and slam the wall at over 200 mph. It may look easy to the observer, but a driver who waits just an instant too long to back off the gas going into a turn such as the Tunnel turn, can find himself in the wall before he knows what happened. The track is wide, but the racing groove in the turns is narrow, and leaves little room for error. NASCAR tickets at Pocono put race fans in position to witness some of the fastest racing on the NASCAR schedule. A Pocono travel package completes the picture for what will be one of your family’s most memorable vacations. If you’ve never been to the Pocono Mountains, you owe it to yourself and your family to plan this trip today. It’s not too late to buy Pocono tickets for the July 24 Pennsylvania 500, so buy your Pocono race tickets now.