NASCAR mourns the loss of one of it’s own who dies after battling a terrible disease


Pocono Raceway may be known as the Tricky Triangle, but cancer is quite possibly the trickiest disease of them all.

Unfortunately, another member of the racing community lost their battle with this terrible illness recently. Ryan Yanoshak, who served as the managing director of marketing communications at Pocono Raceway, passed away Friday due to his battle with cancer.

Prior to joining the team at Pocono Raceway in 2015, Yanoshak worked at the United States Military Academy in West Point, first as the assistant athletic director and later as a special assistant to the executive athletic director. During his career, Yanoshak also wrote for The Citizens' Voice.

Yanoshak is survived by his brothers Randy and Corey, who also worked for The Citizens' Voice during their careers.


The famed race track at which Yanoshak worked released this statement regarding his untimely passing, according to NBC Sports.

"We are deeply saddened about the passing of Ryan Yanoshak. He made an immediate impact on our Raceway family when he joined our staff in October 2015. His character, sense of humor and professionalism were a true inspiration to all of us. Although Ryan's time working here was short, he brought so much joy and happiness to our offices and staff. We, along with Ryan's family and friends, appreciate all the kind words we have received from everyone over the last several days. Rest in peace, Ryan. We will miss you."

St Peter's Lutheran Church will host funeral services for Yanoshak on Monday.