Death of Joseph Mattioli

January 26, 2012
Allentown, Pennsylvania

Pocono Raceway founder dies at 86
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STEVE REED, The Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Joseph Mattioli, the founder and chairman of Pocono Raceway, has died following a lengthy illness, NASCAR officials announced Thursday during a preseason press conference at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. He was 86.

Bob Pleban, the vice president of administration at Pocono Raceway, confirmed the news to The Associated Press, saying family members informed him Mattioli passed away around 1 p.m Thursday at Lehigh Valley Hospital...

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