Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Pocono Raceway To Be Repaved

Pocono Raceway will be repaved before the start of the 2012 racing season, with work already underway to begin removing the old asphalt.

Track president and CEO Brandon Igdalsky announced today that the 2.5-mile superspeedway will be completely resurfaced before next season's events, along with construction of a new outer pit wall and concrete pit stalls. "We received input from a number of drivers, as well as NASCAR Officials before making our final improvement plans," said Igdalsky. "A new outer pit wall will replace the current pit wall, and new concrete pit stalls will provide an excellent surface for pit stops. Our pit stalls are already among the largest on the circuit and our pit road is one of the widest and safest in NASCAR."

Pocono was last repaved in 1995, and Igdalski said all construction work will be completed prior to the track's June 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event.

In the fall of 2010, more 5,500 feet of SAFER barrier was installed on the inside of the track -- from the exit of Turn One to the entrance of Turn Three -- and more than 6,100 feet of catch fence was added from the front stretch to Turn Two.


  1. Anonymous4:43 PM

    All that is great but when are they going to fix that stupid scoring pylon that doesn't even show the top 10.

  2. Anonymous7:41 PM

    I hope they add about 25 degrees of banking while their at it