Pocono 851

Pocono

Set deep in the Pennsylvania countryside, Pocono is unique among America's superspeedways.

Country
United States
Location
Blakeslee, Pennsylvania
Co-ordinates
41.052632, -75.511728
Latest Race
First Race

Set deep in the Pennsylvania countryside, Pocono is unique among America's superspeedways. Like Daytona, it is a tri-oval, but all three corners are different. Turn 1 is banked at 14 degrees, compared to eight degrees for the narrow and challenging Turn 2, and just six degrees for Turn 3. The front straight is the also longest on the NASCAR calendar. Champ Cars regularly visited Pocono for two decades, but the track was judged too bumpy for top-line open-wheel racing and the series moved elsewhere after the 1989. However, the IndyCar Series returned to the venue in 2013 – Scott Dixon winning that year.

Short Road Course

1973

Type

Permanent road course

Length

1.8 (Miles)

Road Course

1973 - 1984

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.8 (Miles)

Description

Original road course using startline to Turn 2 followed by an infield section

Oval

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Type

Paved oval

Length

2.5 (Miles)

Description

Circuit rebuilt as 2.5 mile oval

Fastest Race Lap

Ryan Briscoe (Dallara DW12-Chevrolet), 40.9009s, 220.045 mph, Indycars, 2014

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Juan Pablo Montoya (Dallara DW12-Chevrolet), 40.1929s, 223.922 mph, Indycars, 2014

Type

Paved oval

Length

0.75 (Miles)

3,169

Championships

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13,982

Results

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16,081

Drivers

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9,348

Teams

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865

Circuits

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