Pocono Raceway past winners include Chase Elliott, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Martin Turex Jr., Jeff Gordon, and more.
Since its opening in 1968, the racetrack has seen several names that have conquered the track and emerged victorious in different races. Racers like Denny Hamlin and Jeff Gordon have won a record 6 times at the track.
Weather at Pocono Raceway for the HighPoint.com 400 race on July 23 seems perfect for a day of racing with periods of cloud and sunshine and the highest temperature of 26°.
Located in the Pocono Mountains, the site hosts three NASCAR series races including the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race. It also hosts the ARCA Menards Series event.
If you are visiting the racetrack for the first time, Pocono would be a perfect place to start with and the directions to Pocono Raceway are not that difficult.
Pocono Raceway Winners List
Past results at Pocono Raceway are:
|1. Chase Elliott||2022|
|2. Kyle Busch||2017, 2018, 2019, 2021|
|3. Alex Bowman||2021|
|4. Denny Hamlin||2019, 2020|
|5. Kevin Harvick||2020|
|6. Martin Turex Jr.||2015, 2018|
|7. Ryan Blaney||2017|
|8. Chris Buescher||2016|
|9. Kurt Busch||2016|
|10. Matt Kenseth||2015|
|11. Dale Earnhardt Jr.||2014, 2015|
|12. Kasey Kahne||2013|
|13. Jimmie Johnson||2013|
|14. Jeff Gordon||2012|
|15. Joey Logano||2012|
Chase Elliott was the winner in 2022 after Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch were disqualified.
Hamlin won the race in 2022 but was later disqualified along with 2nd place finisher Kyle Busch after a post-race inspection in which it was found that the two were guilty of illegal modifications.
Pocono Raceway Schedule 2023
Pocono Raceway Schedule 2023 will have the HighPoint.com 400 scheduled for July 23 and the Explore the Pocono Mountains 225 scheduled for July 22.
HighPoint.com 400 - July 23
The scheduled race is the 21st race of the NASCAR Cup Series 2023 season. The race is set to begin at 2:30 pm (ET). The first race was held in 1974.
- Practice - 2:35 pm
- Qualifying - 3:20 pm
NASCAR Pocono Raceway 2023 will only have one race from the Cup Series the other race, the Pocono Organics CBD 325 was ditched from the Cup Series.
The race will have a total of 160 laps with Stage 1 having 30 laps and the Final 2 stages having 65 laps each. In total, the distance covered in 160 laps is exactly 400 miles.
Chase Elliott won the event that was held on July 24, 2022, with a total race time of 3:15:59 with an average speed of 122.4 mph.
Explore the Pocono Mountains 225 - July 22
It will be the 19th race of the NASCAR Xfinity Series and race day will be just a day before the Cup Series race. The race usually took place in June but in 2022, it was moved to July.
- Practice - 3:35 pm
- Qualifying - 4:05 pm
The race is comparatively shorter as it has 90 laps with Stages 1 and 2 having 20 laps each and the Final stage having 50 laps. The total distance of the race will be 225 miles; 175 miles lesser than the Cup Series race.
The last event was held on July 23, 2022, and Noah Gragson won the race with a total race time of 1:49:22. He had an average speed of 123.4 mph.
How Big Is Pocono Raceway?
The superspeedway Pocono Raceway length is currently 2.5 miles or 4.023 km for both the Triangle Oval and the Road Course.
Pocono Raceway in a nutshell:
- Length - 2.50 miles (4.023 km)
- Turns - 3 (Triangle Oval), 7 (Road Course)
- Capacity 76,812
- Location - Long Pond, Pennsylvania, 18334
- Opened in - 1968
- Current Races (NASCAR) - M&M's Fan Appreciation 400 and Explore the Pocono Mountains 225.
The track has a variety of track configurations and is the site for many races apart from NASCAR. The course has about 22 possible road course configurations with a range of 0.5 miles to up to 3.65 miles.
The track is unique in its own way as each of the three turns is designed after separate turns from separate tracks.
It means that Turn One is designed after Trenton Speedway, Turn Two after Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and Turn Three after Milwaukee Mile.
The race site has a good number of seats and almost all seats will guarantee you a good view of the race. If that was not the case, then the race would never have been so successful.
The racetrack has three Sections in total with Section 110-146 or Level 100 the closest to the racetrack. Above it will be Section 201-254 and Section 301-352 are at the top. Just above it will be the Skybox.
The tickets are available on Ticketmaster, for July 23 and the lowest price for 2 tickets located at Section 206, Row 25 is priced at $85. Section 336, Row B is currently priced at $501 (2 tickets)