Pocono Raceway, Pennsylvania (Images of Sports Series)
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Pocono Raceway, Pennsylvania (Images of Sports Series)

by Gene A. Card
     
 

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The framework for the creation of Pocono Raceway began in the late 1950s, when a group of investors formed Racing Incorporated. In 1962, a spinach farm near Long Pond, Pennsylvania, was chosen as the site for the multi-faceted racing complex. Construction on the track began in 1965, but progress moved very slowly. The three-quarter-mile oval portion of the facility…  See more details below

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The framework for the creation of Pocono Raceway began in the late 1950s, when a group of investors formed Racing Incorporated. In 1962, a spinach farm near Long Pond, Pennsylvania, was chosen as the site for the multi-faceted racing complex. Construction on the track began in 1965, but progress moved very slowly. The three-quarter-mile oval portion of the facility was completed in 1968, but it was not until 1971 that the two-and-a-half-mile super speedway was ready for competition. From its humble beginnings, Pocono Raceway has grown to attract over 100,000 spectators to both of its NASCAR events each year.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738557175
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
05/28/2008
Series:
Images of Sports Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Gene A. Card has assembled a collection of photographs from various sources, including the Pocono Raceway's archives, to produce a pictorial history chronicling the raceway. Card, an avid sports researcher, photographer, and historian, has photographed various sporting events for over 40 years.

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