Mar 10, 2014, 1:00 PM EST
The 2013 season saw a third major race added to long-standing independent Pocono Raceway, with the IndyCar race in July joining the two NASCAR Sprint Cup weekends either side of it.
Overall, the 2013 season was a great one economically for the “Tricky Triangle” in Long Pond, Pa. The raceway was honored Monday for its impact on the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. State Gov. Tom Corbett and state Senate and House leaders acknowledged the $257,500,000 economic stimulus resulting from the events held at the Raceway last year.
“I want to thank Governor Corbett and the Pennsylvania Legislature for taking steps to ensure that not only Pocono Raceway, but Pennsylvania in general, is a great place to visit,” Brandon Igdalsky, Pocono Raceway President/CEO said in a release. “They are making investments in infrastructure and providing for opportunities for our facility to flourish.”
Additionally, Gov. Corbett announced approval for Route 115 by the Raceway to be widened, in what the track has called a “long-term project.”
Pocono’s 2014 race weekends are June 6-8 and August 1-3 for NASCAR, with IndyCar back for a now-500 mile race July 5-6.
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