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Pocono Raceway founder's son Joseph Mattioli III leaves track board of directors

By 69 News & Associated Press, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: Jan 29 2013 08:32:12 AM CST
Updated On: Jan 29 2013 09:50:03 AM CST

Mattioli III steps down from board

LONG POND, Pa. -

The son of the late Joseph "Doc'' Mattioli is stepping down as a member of the board of directors at Pocono Raceway.

The track announced Monday that Joseph R. Mattioli III was leaving the track his father founded after a four decade run, including stints as president and chief operating officer.

Mattioli III said the time was right to step down with the raceway now in the ''very capable hands'' of the next generation.

Doc Mattioli died last January. Current track president Brandon Igdalsky is Doc Mattioli's grandson and Joseph Mattioli III's nephew.

The track said the younger Mattioli planned to focus more time working with veterans organizations that he has supported.

Pocono has long been a stop for two races on NASCAR's Sprint Cup circuit.