In recent months, I’ve found my childhood interest in all things racing reignited. This was spurred on by a visit this summer to Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Monroe County to see NASCAR run their 400 mile race in July. That crossed off a childhood dream from my bucket list.
After watching the race, the interest in racing history has overtaken me and I’ve found that few racetracks in America have a more interesting, controversial, and deadly history than Pocono.
One of the best racing history pages on YouTube recently posted an incredible documentary on the history of IndyCar racing at Pocono. The video comes in the wake of the annual race run by IndyCar at the “Tricky Triangle” being left off the schedule for the 2020 season.
Enjoy this documentary that details not only how the “Indianapolis of the East” came to be part of IndyCar’s “Triple Crown,” but also the track’s long and controversial history, and how the track impacted the community in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Featured Image: IndyCar driver Alexander Rossi at Pocono Raceway (IndyCar)