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Condolences on the death of Pocono Raceway founder Joseph "Doc" Mattioli came by way of press releases, tweets on social networking website Twitter and on the Pocono Raceway Facebook page.

Among those issuing statements:

ARCA president and CEO Ron Drager said "Doc Mattioli was a visionary, but he was unique in that he had the fortitude to follow through and fulfill his vision. His strong will, strong work ethic, and family values made him a true individual in our sport. Doc and Rose and ARCA founders John and Mildred Marcum were friends and business associates for six decades, and that relationship continues today with the third generation. All of us in the ARCA community express our appreciation for Doc and wish the Mattioli and Pocono Raceway families our very best at this time."

And among the tweets:

"We would like to offer our deepest condolences in the passing of Dr. Mattioli. Doc was a great friend of ours & a true advocate to our sport." -- Andretti Motorsports.

"I want to send along my condolences to the Mattioli Family. Doc was a great man and he will be missed." -- NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson.

"Our condolences to the Mattioli Family. Doc surely will be missed." – Todd Bodine, NASCAR driver.

"Doc Mattioli was a giant in life, and in the sport. They don't make men like him anymore. Condolences to the family." -- Dave Moody, an announcer for the Motor Racing Network.

"Sad day for all of us in racing today with the passing of Dr Joe Mattioli. Thoughts & prayers to Mattioli family." -- Jeff Gordon, NASCAR driver.

"Condolences to the Mattioli family and Pocono staff. RIP Doc Mattioli." -- Martinsville Speedway.

"Our deepest condolences to everyone at @poconoraceway on the passing of Dr. Joe Mattioli." -- Atlanta Motor Speedway.

"Sad to hear of the passing of Doc Mattioli. @Samantha_Busch and myself send our condolences to the entire Mattioli family." – NASCAR driver Kyle Busch.

"With the passing of Dr. Joseph Mattioli, our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time." -- Hendrick Motorsports.

"Sad news about Doc Mattioli, I will definitely miss conversations with him. @poconoraceway lost a great man." – Wendy Venturrini, Speed TV's NASCAR Raceday reporter.

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