Race Weekend Central

Pocono Raceway’s Ricky Durst: Ticket Sales Are No Longer About Tickets

(Photo: Pocono Raceway)

Those who attend events regularly at Pocono Raceway know that a weekend at the Tricky Triangle is about more than just a race. An infield Block Party highlighted by bands and fireworks, the Jr. Nation Camping Experience, numerous driver appearances and most recently, the grand opening of the Bark Park for man’s best friend are …

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2015 NASCAR Rewind: Jamie McMurray

Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch

Jamie McMurray entered the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season in familiar territory. While the previous year was statistically strong, featuring a career high 368 laps led for the Joplin, Mo. native, wildly inconsistent finishes prevented the team from making the Chase as they finished the season buried in 18th in the final standings. However, …

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Kevin Heaney: The Man Behind Pocono Raceway’s Social Empire

Photo Credit: CIA Stock Photography

Throughout history, humans have consistently pursued ways to become more interconnected. The expansion of the railways changed the course of U.S. history, allowing travel from coast to coast to happen in days instead of weeks. The Wright Brothers’ first successful flight attempt in 1903 was a critical step toward making the world a much smaller …

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Furniture Row Racing: The Little Team That Could… Expand Very Soon

(Photo: John Harrelson/Harrelson Photo Inc.)

It will be 10 years this September since the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet rolled out of the Sprint Cup garage for the first time at the Dover International Raceway. Kenny Wallace was behind the wheel of a Chevrolet rented from the now defunct PPI Motorsports team. Wallace started dead last and finished in the …

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Kevin Harvick Paces 1st 2015 Axalta We Paint Winners 400 Practice at Pocono

(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. Copyright 2015)

The first practice for Sunday’s Axalta We Paint Winners 400 at Pocono Raceway is complete. Kevin Harvick, who has yet to win a Sprint Cup race at the Tricky Triangle, topped the chart in his Budweiser/Jimmy John’s Chevrolet with a speed of 176.932 mph. He was followed by Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Dale Earnhardt Jr. …

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Pace Laps: Pocono Oddity, Iowa Adventures, Ohio Excellence, and More

Cup: Strange Results from Pocono It’s not a surprise that Dale Earnhardt, Jr. won at Pocono.  He raced with the leaders all race long and his crew chief, Steve Letarte, made a brilliant strategy call that put him in the best position to win. But what about the rest of the field? Kyle Busch completed …

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Marketing Magic: How A Track CMO Delivers Value To NASCAR Fans And Sponsors

In January 2014, a management restructure at the Pocono Raceway resulted in Ben May ascending to Chief Marketing Officer. While the position is new for May, he certainly is no stranger to the Tricky Triangle, having worked with the Mattioli family since 2001. May sat down with our own Tony Lumbis during the Pocono 400 …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Kyle Larson on the Tricky Triangle, 2014 Aspirations and Home Ownership

Kyle Larson is having an outstanding rookie season. Photo: CIA Editorial Photography

Kyle Larson has been turning heads as a Sprint Cup Series rookie this year, nearly taking the win at Fontana earlier this season while remaining solidly in Chase contention. Larson meet with Frontstretch.com’s Tony Lumbis at Pocono Raceway, where the rookie won the ARCA 200 and brought home a fifth place finish in Sunday’s Pocono …

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