Pocono owner Mattioli retires
LONG POND, Pa. -- Joseph Mattioli sealed the deal to bring NASCAR to the Poconos over a plate of Southern fried chicken in 1972.
He then turned the popular honeymoon region into the heart of racing in the Northeast, bringing two Cup races a season to the 2½-mile triangle Pocono Raceway track nestled in the mountaintops.
After nearly 40 years of calling the shots, Mattioli decided to retire.
In an impromptu news conference Friday that caught his family and associates unaware, ...
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