Pocono Raceway Improvement Projects Continue

Long Pond, PA. (October 4, 2011) ― On June 4, 2010 Pocono Raceway announced the Raceway was embarking on an expansive construction project directed to improve driver safety and enhance competition.  In the fall of 2010, more 5,500 feet of the new generation SAFER (Steel and Foam Energy Reduction) barrier was installed to the inside of the track from the exit of turn one to the entrance of turn three, and more than 6,100 feet of  catch fence added from the front straight to turn two. Today, Raceway President and CEO, Brandon Igdalsky announced the kick-off of phase two of the project that includes:  a new outer pit wall, concrete pit stalls and repaving of the 2.5 mile superspeedway, known as “The Tricky Triangle.”

“We received input from a number of drivers, as well as, NASCAR Officials before making our final improvement plans,” stated Igdalsky. “A new outer pit wall will replace the current pit wall and new concrete pit stalls will provide an excellent surface for pit stops and subsequent burn-outs. Our pit stalls are already among the largest on the circuit and our pit road is one of the widest and safest in NASCAR,” Igdalsky added. “Pocono was last repaved in 1995 and all construction work will be completed prior to Pocono Raceway’s June 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event.”

The 2012 Pocono Raceway schedule includes the June 10, Pocono 400 and the August 5, Pennsylvania 400, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events. An ARCA 200-mile race will be run on Saturday, June 9. An ARCA 125-mile race and a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 125-mile race will be run on Saturday, August 4.  NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pole Qualifying will also be conducted on the Saturday prior to each Sprint Cup Series event.

Renewal forms for 2012 tickets have been sent out to existing ticket holders. June 2011 ticket holders will receive a 10 percent discount on tickets ordered by October 31. August 2011 ticket holders will receive a 20 percent discount on tickets ordered by November 1 or a 10 percent discount on tickets ordered by December 31. Additionally, if race fans renew their tickets for the 2012 season by October 31, they will be automatically entered into a random drawing for two tickets to 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Banquet in Las Vegas on Friday, December 2 and $500 spending cash.

For additional renewal or ticket information call toll free 1-800-RACEWAY (1-800-722-3923) or visit: www.poconoraceway.com.


  1. mackenzie colon |

    Will there be any change to the banking or corner radius’s? New pavement should make these 2 great races even better and 400 miles

  2. jack bennett |

    sorry i will not get to see the new track. after have been to every race since 1989 i will not return to your track after last year your security is a joke we caught two of you staff stealing beer from coolers twice in one evening reported it and was told to prove it not very good security they also do not inforce quiet time worth beans it is a shame to such a great place be run into the ground by having bad employees thanks for the memories i will sadly miss the great times.

  3. R Miller |

    I agree with jack. The security was not good at all. They kept on bothering us on the infield numerous times for our credentials after we had shown them to them (security) already. But when we told them about the people next to us turning on loud music on at 2:00 in the morning that lasted practicaly through the the entire night they did nothing about it. It was my worst year ever at Pocono & I’ve been going there for more than 25 years. I am honestly thinking about not returning to Pocono again. Please get old security back! I think they were great.

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