Marco Andretti at Pocono

INDYCAR will return to Pocono Raceway on July 5-6, 2014, the track announced Sept. 30.

“The past year was incredible,” Pocono Raceway president Brandon Igdalsky said. "Local favorite Marco Andretti set a new track record as he earned the pole for the INDYCAR race in July, but during the race Scott Dixon came out of nowhere to capture the first open-wheel victory at Pocono since 1989. We are so excited about how our 2014 schedule is shaping up."

Dixon, who started 17th in the No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing car, won the July 7 race by .4572 of a second over teammate Charlie Kimball. Dario Franchitti completed the Chip Ganassi Racing Teams podium sweep. Dixon's victory was his first of three in a row, which vaulted him from seventh int he championship standings to second.

Andretti, driving the No. 25 RC Cola car for Andretti Autosport, earned the Verizon P1 Award with a two-lap average qualifying speed of 221.273 mph on the 2.5-mile triangular track (more than 40 mph faster than the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series track record).

Tickets for the INDYCAR race weekend, which will include the same support series as 2013, are available Oct. 1 at or by calling 1-800-722-3929.