|Pocono owner Doc Mattioli retires|
|Written by Admin|
|Friday, 05 August 2011 08:01|
Track president Brandon Igdalsky is the new CEO to go along with his title as track president. The 87-year-old Mattioli fought back tears Friday as he talked about his decision to step down. Mattioli was in a wheelchair and held his wife's hand. Mattioli was a former dentist and known around the sport as ``Doc.''
Mattioli says ``it's about time that I got the hell out of here.''
Pocono Raceway holds two Sprint Cup races each season on its 2 1/2-mile triangle track. Igdalsky had taken a bigger role as his grandfather scaled back his role.