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The 2020 NTT IndyCar Series schedule has been announced and it will not include a race at Pocono Raceway next summer. Below is an official statement from Pocono Raceway’s CEO, Nick Igdalsky. No further comment will be made by Pocono Raceway at this time.

Official Statement from Pocono Raceway’s CEO, Nick Igdalsky:

“It is with great disappointment for Pocono Raceway to confirm we will not be on the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series schedule. Our partnership with the premier open wheel series in the United States has concluded for now. It has been a pleasure to work with INDYCAR representatives during this honest and candid negotiation.

“On behalf of the entire Pocono Raceway family, it has been a joy getting to know the teams and partners, many of whom have become dear friends. Thank you to ABC Supply Co., Inc., who have supported our INDYCAR events since 2014. Thank you to all the fans that have supported Pocono over the years. We share in the disappointment of thousands who also dreamed of future open wheel races at ‘The Tricky Triangle.’ A sincere thank you to Mario Andretti, for his years of passionate support.

“And finally, we thank all the drivers who dazzled us with their talent and heroics, as well as those drivers who spoke in support of Pocono during their recent visit. We sincerely wish INDYCAR and their competitors best of luck with the remainder of the 2019 season and beyond.”


LONG POND, Pa. (August 14, 2019) – Pocono Raceway will host fan events and activities, taking place both on and off the track, for guests attending the ABC Supply 500 race weekend. In addition to the stars of the NTT IndyCar Series returning to ‘The Tricky Triangle,’ the track will welcome back the Vintage Indycar Celebration presented by…

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Pocono Raceway Upgrades More Camping Spots with Power and Water to Start the 2019 Season

All Camping Locations Now Available for Purchase and Kids Camp for Free

LONG POND, Pa. (January 16, 2019) – Pocono Raceway announced today an upgrade to a popular camping area, now referred to as ‘50-Amp Family Grandstand Camping,’ to include electricity and water. These improvements were made one year after the Raceway added power and water hook ups to the Trackside and 50-Amp Infield Camping areas. All camping spots, including the new 50-Amp Family Grandstand Camping locations, are now available for purchase for the 2019 Pocono 400Gander Outdoors 400and ABC Supply 500 race weekends. As a reminder, kids camp for free at ‘The Tricky Triangle.’

The 50-Amp Family Grandstand Camping spots are located along the fence line on the backside of Turn 3 and adjacent to the Trackside Camping area along the fence line that borders Long Pond Road. These enhanced camping spots will include 50-Amp power hook up powered by the Raceway’s 25-acre, three-megawatt solar farm, water hook up, complimentary daily ice delivery, complimentary sewage service, voucher for a souvenir program with diecast car and two Pit/Paddock Passes.

“We are thrilled to be offering more upgraded camping locations for the 2019 season,” said Ben May, Pocono Raceway President. “As in 2018, our renewal guests were given the first opportunity to purchase these upgraded camping spots and the initial feedback has been very positive. The remaining spots are now available for purchase and, based on the success of improved Trackside and 50-Amp Infield Camping areas last year, we strongly believe they will sell out quickly.”

Camping guests attending Pocono Raceway’s NASCAR and INDYCAR race weekends receive several perks. Kids, ages 12 and under, can camp for the entire race weekend for free. Camping guests will also receive four-day access to the Raceway, starting on Thursday, free access to the Grandstand on Friday and Saturday, free access to the Bark (dog) Park and complimentary access to the #POCONOMTNS Inclusive Playground.

All Family Grandstand Camping guests, regardless of age and including children, are required to have a Sunday Grandstand ticket. All Sunday Grandstand tickets are reserved. Sunday tickets for kids, ages 12 and under, in the 100 and 200 Levels of the Grandstand can be selected or requested, free of charge, when purchasing online or over the phone.

For more information about the Raceway’s camping options and additional details, please visit or call our ticket office at 1-800-722-3929.

Fundraising Ticket Program to Support Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department’s K-9 Unit

LONG POND, Pa. (January 9, 2019) – Pocono Raceway, in celebration the 25th anniversary of the Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department (PMRPD), announced a unique ticket fundraising campaign today. Fifteen percent from each ticket sold, as part of this specific ticket program, will benefit the PMRPD Foundation in their support of the department’s K-9 Unit.

The PMRPD provides support and services to Pocono Raceway, Mount Pocono Borough and the Townships of Barrett, Coolbaugh, Tobyhanna and Tunkhannock. The PMRPD Foundation, established in 2010, funds specialty units including the SWAT and K-9 programs, community officer training, equipment and technology. The fundraising goal for this program has been set at $4,900.

“With the Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department celebrating 25 years serving our community as a regionalized department,” said Chief of Police, Chris Wagner, “We’re honored to embrace this momentous occasion recognized as recipient of Pocono Raceway’s fundraising initiative. It is an exciting community effort igniting a year of support for our force. The creative concept not only extends years of generosity Pocono Raceway has provided our department, it also encourages friends and families across the community to enjoy great events at the destination while helping their local police.”

Fans interested in purchasing tickets and supporting this community-focused fundraising effort can visit Available tickets include the Pocono 400 NASCAR, Gander Outdoors 400 NASCAR and ABC Supply 500 races, as well as “The Great Pocono Raceway Air Show” event dates. For more details and information about the PMRPD Foundation, please visit

“The brave men, women and highly-trained K-9 officers play a vital role in keeping our local community safe,” said Pocono Raceway CEO and PMRPD Foundation Board Member, Nick Igdalsky. “We are honored to support services and programs not covered by the annual department’s budget, especially the K-9 Unit. We encourage fans to support this worthy initiative this year. Event attendees should be on the lookout for K-9 officers Creed and Helo, who are often found on the Grandstand side of the track or at Pocono Raceway’s Bark Park.”

2019 Pocono Tickets On Sale And Kids Free On Sunday

2019 Tickets on Sale Now
Kids Can Attend All Races for Free Next Summer

LONG POND, Pa. (October 1, 2018) – Tickets for the 2019 NASCAR and INDYCAR event weekends at Pocono Raceway are now available for purchase. Children can attend all motorsport events, including Sunday races, free of charge at ‘The Tricky Triangle’ in 2019.

To buy 2019 tickets, please visit

Kids, ages 12 and under, will receive free admission to 100 and 200 levels of the Grandstand, as well as Fan Fair, for all Friday, Saturday and Sunday events during NASCAR and INDYCAR event weekends. Children will also continue to be admitted free in all Pocono Raceway camping locations. Kids must have a reserved ticket on Sundays. This can be selected, free of charge, during the ticket purchase process online at or by calling 1-800-RACEWAY. For more information about our Kids Free initiative, please visit

Sunday NASCAR and INDYCAR tickets include Pocono Raceway’s Worry-Free Weather Guarantee presented by AccuWeather. If a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series or IndyCar Series race at Pocono is postponed due to weather and the ticket purchaser is unable to attend the rescheduled date, the track will cut a check to the account holder for the face value of the ticket. For more details about the Worry-Free Weather Guarantee presented by AccuWeather, please visit

Pocono Raceway will host seven motorsports events next summer.

2019 Pocono Raceway Event Dates
May 31: General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 – ARCA Racing Series
June 1: Pocono Green 250 Recycled by J.P. Mascaro & Sons – NASCAR Xfinity Series
June 2: Pocono 400 – Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
July 26: Pennsylvania 150 – ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards
July 27: Gander Outdoors 150 – NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series
July 28: Gander Outdoors 400 – Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
August 18: ABC Supply 500 – IndyCar Series

Note: All events, dates and times are subject to change without notice. Children must be accompanied by an adult ticket holder for gate admission and at all times while on Pocono Raceway property. Certain terms, conditions and fees may apply for ticket purchases.


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Kevin Heaney –, 570-646-2300

About Pocono Raceway

Pocono Raceway, also known as ‘The Tricky Triangle,’ is family-owned and situated in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. In business for over 50 years, the Raceway hosts multiple, national motorsports events including two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, one IndyCar Series, one NASCAR Xfinity Series, one NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series and two ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards events each year. The facility’s calendar also consists of over 200 lease events, which includes the Pennsylvania Wing Festival, the Warrior Dash, a wide-range of car clubs and racing schools. Pocono Raceway is recognized as the world’s first, privately-owned solar-powered sports facility. Their 25-acre, three-megawatt solar farm provides the energy needs of the Raceway, as well as, adds electricity to the local power grid. Each member of our raceway staff is committed to creating exciting experiences and lifelong memories. For more information, please visit

Kids Free at Pocono on Sundays in 2019

Free Gate Admission for Children Now Applies to All NASCAR and INDYCAR Event Days at ‘The Tricky Triangle’ Next Summer LONG POND, Pa. (September 4, 2018) – Children, ages 12 and under, will receive free gate admission for Sunday Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and Verizon IndyCar Series races at Pocono Raceway in 2019. This new…

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Saturday Night Events at Pocono Raceway Announced

Includes Live INDYCAR Podcasts, Selfie Session and Racing Under The Lights LONG POND, Pa. (August 14, 2018) – Pocono Raceway will host several fan-driven events as part of their ABC Supply 500 race weekend this Saturday, August 18. Events will include the “Josef Newgarden Selfie Session,” “Fast Cars Fast Girls” and “Off Track with Hinch & Rossi” live…

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Pocono Raceway Announces 2018 ABC Supply 500 Verizon IndyCar Series Weekend Dates

Pocono Raceway Announces 2018 ABC Supply 500 Verizon IndyCar Series Weekend Dates
LONG POND, Pa. (September 28, 2017) – Pocono Raceway will host the 2018 ABC Supply 500 race weekend from August 18-19. It will mark the 25th INDYCAR race held ‘The Tricky Triangle’ and the sixth-consecutive year in which the Verizon IndyCar Series has competed there since 2013.

The 2017 ABC Supply 500 saw 42 lead changes and 590 on-track passes, 524 of which were for position. The race was won by Team Penske’s Will Power, who became the first driver to win back-to-back INDYCAR races at Pocono Raceway.

“The 2017 ABC Supply 500 proved why Pocono Raceway was built for INDYCAR racing,” said Pocono Raceway CEO Nick Igdalsky. “This summer’s race was one of the most competitive events in our track’s history. It was also the highest-attended INDYCAR race we hosted since bringing open-wheel racing back here five years ago. From conversations I have had about the 2018 body, we should see speeds pushing, if not exceeding, 240 miles per hour next year.”

Tickets for all 2018 events at Pocono Raceway are scheduled to go on sale to the public starting *Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Those who purchased tickets to Pocono Raceway this year are eligible to renew their 2018 tickets now by visiting or by calling our Ticket Office at 1-1-800-722-3929.

Pocono Raceway will host seven motorsports events in 2018, including two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races and the Verizon IndyCar Series. One NASCAR XFINITY Series, one Camping World Truck Series and two ARC Racing Series presented by Menards races are also on the schedule for 2018. Please visit for additional information on upcoming events and for future ticket information.

2018 Pocono Raceway *Event Dates
Friday, June 1: General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 – ARCA Racing Series
Saturday, June 2: Pocono Green 250 – NASCAR XFINITY Series
Sunday, June 3: Pocono 400 – Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Friday, July 27: ARCA 150 – ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards
Saturday, July 28: Overton’s 150 – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Sunday, July 29: Overton’s 400 – Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Sunday, August 19: ABC Supply 500 – Verizon IndyCar Series

*All events and dates mentioned are schedule to change without notice. Start times and weekend schedules will be announced at a later date by each of the respective sanctioning bodies (NASCAR, INDYCAR and ARCA.)

Safety Enhancements Continue at Pocono Raceway

LONG POND, Pa. (April 4, 2017) – Pocono Raceway has added an additional 5,197 feet of Steel and Foam Energy Resistant (SAFER) barrier and is among the top three tracks in terms of length of the safety feature.

With a late start to winter, Pocono Raceway was able to cover the front stretch of the 2.5-mile raceway as well as areas between Turns 2 and 3.

In addition to the SAFER barrier walls, Pocono Raceway upgraded the three track crossover gates located around the track with new gates that incorporate SAFER into their construction.

Last year, Pocono Raceway lengthened the pit wall and installed more than 6,000 feet of SAFER barrier.

‘The Tricky Triangle,’ now has more than 23,640 feet of SAFER barrier walls installed which equates to 4.48 miles and trails just Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway.

Pocono Raceway will host seven national motorsports events during the 2017 racing season, including a NASCAR XFINITY Series race on June 10. The Pocono 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) race is set for June 11, the Pennsylvania 400 MENCS race on July 30 and the ABC Supply 500 Verizon IndyCar Series race on August 20. The Pocono Mountains 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck race is scheduled for July 29 and two ARCA Series Presented by Menards races with General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 on June 9 and the ARCA Racing Series 150 on July 28 offered as well.

Tickets for all races are now on sale at or by calling 1-800-RACEWAY.

ABC Supply 500 Set For Monday

ABC Supply 500 Set For Monday LONG POND, Pa. (August 21, 2016, 2016) – The Verizon IndyCar Series ABC Supply 500 has been postponed to Monday because of weather. The green flag will drop at 12 p.m. at Pocono Raceway. All valid Sunday gate admission tickets will be honored on Monday. Parking lots will open at 7 a.m. on Monday and gates at 8 a.m. Those fans who wish…

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