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A.J. FOYT’S FIRST COYOTE TO APPEAR AT POCONO

BRODHEADSVILLE, Pa.– Walter Goodwin, arguably the leading restorer of vintage Indy cars, will be attending the Classic Racing Times’ Vintage Celebration at Pocono August 16-17-18, and he is bringing along the very first Coyote Indy car built by A.J. Foyt Enterprises.

The car, owned by collector and historian John Darlington, will be making only its second on-track appearance since its restoration was completed by Goodwin in his Indianapolis shop, Race Car Restorations, Inc.

But the Foyt Coyote will be far from the only Goodwin restoration in attendance.  Goodwin, who has restored literally dozens of classic Indy cars over the past 30-plus years, will see his handiwork on display in a significant percentage of the cars participating in the Vintage Celebration.  The event accompanies the NTT Indycar Series ABC Supply 500 at Pocono.

Goodwin started working for Indy car teams while still a teenager, ultimately working for several teams and several top drivers before launching his restoration business in 1985.  He performs what he describes as “complete” restorations, handling every aspect of each project.  He does them “exactly like they were,” he says, drawing on his knowledge gained while working on the cars when they were new.

The restoration of the Coyote was challenging because the car, after its Indycar career, was cut and modified into a rear-engine Sprint car with which Tom Sneva won six of 17 races in 1973, ultimately contributing to a ban on rear-engine Sprinters by USAC.

Goodwin generally focuses on cars from the early rear-engine years at Indianapolis, cars such as the 1965 Lotus with which NASCAR driver Bobby Johns recorded his best 500 finish, and the 1970 Lola driven by Mark Donohue.  Goodwin has performed restoration work on a few of the earlier roadsters, and on later cars as well, but prefers to avoid newer cars that carry more and more electronics.

The Classic Racing Times’ Vintage Celebration at Pocono spotlights classic Indycars, Champ cars, Sprints cars and Modifieds in demonstration laps on the 2.5-mile “Tricky Triangle.” The event also includes a classic car show in the paddock, twilight TQ Midget racing on a track laid out on the oval’s front straightaway, and autograph sessions which this year will include Daytona 500 winner Geoff Bodine, among others.

Additional information is available at TheClassicRacingTimes.com.

Just Announced: Selfie Session with Joey Logano

Joey Logano, the reigning Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion, will take part in a ‘Selfie Session.’ All fans are encouraged to deck themselves out in your best No. 22 and Logano gear to get an epic selfie with the champ on Saturday, June 1 at 10 a.m.

The ‘Joey Logano Selfie Session’ will take place behind Victory Circle, in the Paddock. Wristbands will be distributed to the first 50 people at the Pocono Raceway tent in the Paddock starting at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday. Each person with a wristband can bring up to three additional people to the selfie session, but the group must take the photo together.

No autographs will be permitted, due to timing constraints. A Saturday Gate Admission ticket and a Pit/Paddock Pass are required to attend due to the location of the event.

Note: Additional terms and conditions may apply. Wristbands will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Four NASCAR Races In Two Days At Pocono Next Summer

Pocono Raceway will host four premier NASCAR races in two days in 2020! The NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series have been added to our 2020 NASCAR Cup Series double-header race weekend lineup.

  • DAY 1

will feature a NASCAR Gander Outdoors Trucks Series race before the NASCAR Cup Series race on Saturday, June 27, 2020.

  • DAY 2 will include a NASCAR Xfinity Series race and will be followed by a NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, June 28, 2020.

One ticket, at one price, with twice the value for your daily ticket!

As we mentioned last week, we are not increasing the price of our Cup event tickets next year, kids (ages 12 and under) will still be free all weekend and we will continue our Worry-Free Weather Guarantee Presented by AccuWeather. The absolute best way to ensure you have a ticket for 2020 is to have a 2019 Pocono 400 or Gander RV 400 Sunday race or weekend camping ticket. The reason for this is because of our annual renewal program. Any 2019 ticket holder will have priority to purchase 2020 tickets and will save up to 20% on those tickets once they renew.

We will provide more updates regarding next summer’s NASCAR races, including complete weekend schedule, race lengths and additional ticket details in the coming months.

For the most up-to-date information we can provide at this time, we encourage fans to visit www.poconoraceway.com/2020.