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Pocono Racetrack from the Air! (NASCAR)
The Pocono Raceway from the air is a spectacular sight!

From the MPO airport (Pocono Mountains Muni), it is 247 degrees at 08 miles - you can't miss this one from 20 miles - huge! Best to fly over it when there is NOT a race as there will be TFRs in the area due to the crowds.

Mike Marra, Keystone Flight

Background on the POCONO RACEWAY:

Pocono Raceway (formerly Pocono International Raceway) also known as the Tricky Triangle, is a superspeedway located in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania at Long Pond. It is the site of two annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races held just weeks apart in early June and late July/early August, one NASCAR Xfinity Series event in early June, one NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event in late July/early August, and two ARCA Racing Series races in early June and late July/early August. From 1971 to 1989, and again since 2013, the track has also hosted an Indy Car race, currently sanctioned by the IndyCar Series and run in August.

Pocono is one of a very few NASCAR tracks not owned by either Speedway Motorsports, Inc. or International Speedway Corporation, the dominant track owners in NASCAR. It is run by the Igdalsky siblings Brandon, Nicholas, and sister Ashley, and cousins Joseph IV and Chase Mattioli, all of whom are third-generation 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 of the NASCAR races, Pocono is used throughout the year by Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) and motorcycle clubs as well as racing schools. The triangular oval also has three separate infield sections of racetrack – North Course, East Course and South Course. Each of these infield sections use a separate portion of the tri-oval to complete the track. During regular non-race weekends, multiple clubs can use the track by running on different infield sections. Also some of the infield sections can be run in either direction, or multiple infield sections can be put together – such as running the North Course and the South Course and using the tri-oval to connect the two.
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Submitted By MIKE MARRA MIKE MARRA (445 destinations have been submitted by this member)
Last Reviewed Sunday, March 5, 2017
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  Other Nearby Airports
There are 29 airports within 25 nautical miles of this location   Increase Range
     View    48P   ROCKY HILL    4.7 nm at 82 degrees   (Public)
     View    8N4   FLYING DOLLAR    7.5 nm at 51 degrees   (Public)
     View    N53   STROUDSBURG-POCONO    11.6 nm at 122 degrees   (Public)
     View    50PA   PEGASUS AIR PARK    12.3 nm at 174 degrees   (Private)
     View    70N   SPRING HILL    12.7 nm at 352 degrees   (Public)
     View    6PA6   AIR HAVEN    13.6 nm at 340 degrees   (Private)
     View    PS82   LAZY J. RANCH    13.7 nm at 314 degrees   (Private)
     View    65PA   CHERRY VALLEY    15.0 nm at 166 degrees   (Private)
     View    PA49   MOUNTAIN BAY AIR PARK INC    16.0 nm at 24 degrees   (Private)
     View    8PN2   HALLETT'S    16.7 nm at 145 degrees   (Private)
     View    67NJ   MOUNT PLEASANT LANDING STRIP    17.3 nm at 125 degrees   (Private)
     View    8PA3   DEER MEADOWS AIRSTRIP    18.4 nm at 243 degrees   (Private)
     View    3PA2   NEEB    19.3 nm at 217 degrees   (Private)
     View    AVP   WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON INTL    19.7 nm at 308 degrees   (Public)
     View    1N7   BLAIRSTOWN    19.9 nm at 120 degrees   (Public)
     View    49PA   GAP VIEW    20.0 nm at 146 degrees   (Private)
     View    14N   BELTZVILLE    21.1 nm at 214 degrees   (Public)
     View    PA76   ROSENZWEIG    21.8 nm at 270 degrees   (Private)
     View    2PA3   REED    21.8 nm at 356 degrees   (Private)
     View    9NJ8   HIGH MEADOW FARMS    22.5 nm at 130 degrees   (Private)
     View    PA54   KELLACHOWS    23.1 nm at 358 degrees   (Private)
     View    8PA8   SUNNY REST    23.2 nm at 214 degrees   (Private)
     View    WBW   WILKES-BARRE WYOMING VALLEY    23.4 nm at 294 degrees   (Public)
     View    N30   CHERRY RIDGE    23.4 nm at 14 degrees   (Public)
     View    6PA0   MYER    23.8 nm at 57 degrees   (Private)
     View    2NJ6   MARKLE    24.0 nm at 155 degrees   (Private)
     View    N43   BRADEN AIRPARK    24.5 nm at 165 degrees   (Public)
     View    69N   SLATINGTON    24.7 nm at 205 degrees   (Public)
     View    2PA1   BOEHM'S FIELD    24.8 nm at 42 degrees   (Private)
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There are over 100 destinations within 100 nautical miles of this location, only showing the first 100   Increase Range
     View    Runway Cafe at Blairstown      19.9 nm at 120 degrees
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     View    Historic Bloomsburg University from the Air      49.0 nm at 261 degrees
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     View    Haunted Airport Motel - Low Pass Only!      52.5 nm at 260 degrees
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     View    Malibooz Bar and Grill      52.8 nm at 211 degrees
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