Pocono Raceway Weather - Long Pond, PA
Friday, July 21
Showers & T-Storms
W 10-15 mph
Saturday, July 22
NW 5-10 mph
Sunday, July 23
W 5-10 mph
Forecast Discussion & Updates
NASCAR – Pocono 400 – Pocono Raceway
Fri Jul 21 – Scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Chance of rain 40%. High around 79. West winds around 10-15 mph.
Sunset Hill Shooting Range 150 – 6:00 PM
Sat Jul 22 – Mostly sunny. Low around 60. High around 77. Northwest winds around 5-10 mph.
CRC Brakleen 150 – Craftsman Truck Series – 12:00 PM
Pocono 225 – Xfinity Series – 5:30 PM
Sun Jul 23 – Sunny. Low around 56. High around 78. West winds around 5-10 mph.
Pocono 400 – Cup Series – 2:30 PM
In the wake of the recent cold front, skies are partly cloudy with westerly winds. There is a risk for afternoon showers & storms. For the weekend, a ridge of high pressure builds across the area bringing a great weekend for NASCAR!
All times in EDT.
Updated: 7/21/23 10:15 AM EDT
IMSA Aaron Gosch (@GoschAaron)
NHRA Elizabeth Ohlemacher (@NHRA_weather)
Pocono Raceway (formerly Pocono International Raceway), also known as The Tricky Triangle, is a superspeedway located in the Pocono Mountains in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. It is the site of three NASCAR national series races and an ARCA Menards Series event in July: a NASCAR Cup Series race with support events by the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. From 1971 to 1989, and from 2013 to 2019, the track also hosted an Indy Car race, currently sanctioned by the IndyCar Series. Additionally, from 1982 to 2021, it hosted two NASCAR Cup Series races, with the traditional first date being removed for 2022.
Pocono is one of the few NASCAR tracks not owned by either NASCAR or Speedway Motorsports, the dominant track owners in NASCAR. Pocono CEO Nick Igdalsky and president Ben May are members of the family-owned Mattco Inc, started by Joseph II and Rose Mattioli. Mattco also owns South Boston Speedway in South Boston, Virginia.
Outside NASCAR and IndyCar Series races, Pocono is used throughout the year by the Stock Car Experience, Bertil Roos Driving School, Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) as well as many other clubs and organizations. The triangular track also has three separate infield sections of racetrack – the north course, east course and south course. Each of these infield sections use separate portions of the track or can be combined for longer and more technical course configurations. In total Pocono Raceway has offers 22 different road course configurations ranging from .5 miles to 3.65 miles in length. During regular non-race weekends, multiple clubs or driving schools can use the track simultaneously by running on different infield sections. All of the infield sections can also be run in either clockwise or counter clockwise direction which doubles the 22 course configuration to 44 total course options.