Set deep in the Pennsylvania countryside, Pocono is unique among America's superspeedways.
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.
1973 - 1984
Permanent road course
Original road course using startline to Turn 2 followed by an infield section
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