Many NASCAR fans consider Pocono International Raceway to be the least competitive track on the circuit. The author examines the various factors contributing to this dubious reputation
Summer is a wonderful time in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. Temperatures are in the mid 80s, the air is fresh and clean, and the rolling green hills envelope the landscape in an array of lush green beauty. Pocono International Raceway is nestled in the cradle of these rolling hills of eastern PA. Take exit 284 off Interstate 80, drive about 5 miles east and, in the most unlikely of places, you will find a 2.5 mile speedway.
It is here in this secluded mountain oasis that countless families and fun seekers convene twice a summer to take in a NASCAR race and get some much needed rest and relaxation, all at the same time. And I don't mean all in the same weekend, I mean literally at the same exact time. To the unindoctrinated, attending a Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway will often make one wonder what all the hype is about.