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“Images of Sports” series, Arcadia Publishing.
“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 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.