Pocono Raceway, Pennsylvania (Images of Sports Series)

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 multifaceted 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 multifaceted 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 superspeedway was ready for competition. From its humble beginnings, Pocono Raceway has grown to attract great numbers of enthusiastic spectators to both of its NASCAR® events each year.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781467119979
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
07/15/2013
Series:
Images of Sports Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
734,092
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.20(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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