Did you know that automobile races were first held on public streets? They were, and since conditions were not always safe for this practice, horse tracks began to be utilized instead. This led to the modern designation of raceways specifically designed for racing cars. Today, you can enjoy high-speed car races as they unfold before your eyes. The Pocono Raceway has events coming up, and as it prepares for the season, you’ll want to be in the know about what will be going on.
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The Pocono Raceway
The Pocono Raceway, also known as the “Tricky Triangle,” was first constructed in 1968. Over the years, it has come to enjoy a reputation as a unique track, from its construction to its owners. It is one of the few NASCAR courses not owned by Speedway Motorsports, Inc. or the National Speedway Corporation.
The Pocono Raceway has the racetrack plus three separate infield sections that connect to the main track, allowing for more lap options during non-race weekends. Each turn on the main track is modeled after turns on other tracks throughout the U.S., making these turns difficult since they are all different from each other. The stretches between the turns also differ in length, which compounds the challenge.
In addition to the races it hosts from the IndyCar Series and NASCAR, the Pocono Raceway is home to a variety of other events.
Various sports car companies enjoy the use of this track, like Signature Car Collection from whom you can rent a sports car. You have a choice of riding along as a professional commandeers the car for a heart-racing experience similar to the real thing, or you can take the wheel yourself.
The Poconos Raceway hosts exciting races every year, and this year is no different. See below for a schedule of upcoming 2018 Pocono Raceway Events.
Poconos Raceway Events
Gander Outdoors 400
Friday, July 27, 2018
ModSpace 150 – ARCA Racing Series Race
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Gander Outdoors 150 – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Gander Outdoors 400 – Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
You’ll want to purchase tickets ahead of time because these races are popular and sell out fast! For a more detailed schedule of events, take a look at the event schedule.
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Verizon IndyCar Series Practices & Qualifying
Sunday, August 19, 2018
ABC Supply 500 – Verizon IndyCar Series Race
Make sure to get your tickets in advance!
Fuel Up at Mountaintop Lodge
After you get your fill of fast-paced entertainment, come back and relax by the tranquil waters of Lake Naomi with a Mountaintop Lodge retreat. We are minutes away from the racetrack by car, yet our location enjoys the quiet privacy and solitude you’d expect from a lodge nestled in the Pocono Mountains.
Stay in the cozy Poconos room for a rejuvenating experience. The decor strikes a balance between bright and rustic and offers a comfortable place to unwind. Wake up in the morning to bright sunshine streaming in through the window that overlooks the backyard. Start your day off right and treat yourself to our complimentary delicious, made-to-order breakfast. Afterward, sip a cup of fresh-brewed coffee from the onsite coffee and pastry shop while you take in the views from the large lodge porch.
This is just one of the many rooms that we offer. We also have specials in case you’re celebrating a birthday or an anniversary, so be sure to take a look at those, too. Browse our rooms and book your vacation to the beautiful Pocono Mountains today!