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  • WHAT: Guest Pathway & Parking
  • WHERE: Long Pond, PA
  • SIZE: 78,000 sq. ft.

Pocono Raceway, one of NASCAR’s premier tracks, wanted to update their guest areas. They were looking to improve the way guests traveled from the rough and irregular parking lots to the grandstand in a cost effective way and hired Sharp Pencil’s to take on the challenge. After many online searches, dozens of sample box shipments and reviews of products, TRUEGRID emerged victorious. TRUEGRID aligned with NASCAR’s green initiatives at Pocono Raceway, that already is 100 percent solar-powered.

Watch Pocono Raceway President & CEO Brandon Igdalsky explain how the Nascar Green Initiative paved the way to a 20,000 sf pathway at the world's largest wind powered sports facility.

- Pocono Raceway

Project Scope

RV parking, motorcycle parking lot, two service pads along with walkways that provided space for venue maps, portable restrooms and wash stations. Guests were given the opportunity to get information or have a "pit stop" before they reach the Grandstand.


"Happier guests that are given a great arrival experience! Zero washouts from heavy rains. GREEN-friendly...Huge time and cost savings. In the racing world that is like winning the pole, leading the most laps and winning the race..."  - Charlie Knopp, Project Contractor at Sharp Pencil Creative Construction


TRUEGRID vs. Asphalt Estimated Project Savings:

  1. TRUEGRID walkway with 1/2" crushed stone = $194, 070
  2. Asphalt, including storm water retention = $286,140

TRUEGRID vs. Concrete Estimated Project Savings:

  1. TRUEGRID walkway with 1/2" crushed stone = $194, 070
  2. Concrete, including storm water retention (at $7.00/sf) = $350,614

TRUEGRID saved Pocono Raceway $92,070.

No ENS, plan for erosion and sedimentation pollution control, and SWPP, storm water pollution prevention plan, required.

Nine months of construction time was saved due to the easy installation of TRUEGRID pavers.

LEED Credit Opportunities
  • Stormwater Management
  • Recycled Content
  • Innovation & Design
  • Materials & Resources
  • Heat Island Effect - No Roof


CO2 Saved

231.40 TONS

Equivalent To

48,716 Trees Planted

Plastic Recycled

102,960 LBS

Equivalent To


Stormwater Detained

151,694 GAL

Equivalent To

3,792 Large Bathtubs