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NASCAR Sprint Cup: Why Sunday’s Race at Pocono Could Be Horrifying

Two-twelve. Put that in numerical form, add the acronym for miles per hour after it and you get the following: 212 mph. If you'd like a visual representation of what that is, imagine a 3,600-lb race car barrelling down into Pocono Raceway's first turn after shooting down the track's 3,740-foot frontstretch. Or you could just tune in to Sunday's Pocono 500. But beware, because it may be horrifying. No, not because the NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit strolls into the Tricky Triangle to continue a, to be politically correct, less-than-exciting season at a track many consider to be, well, less-than-exciting. Rather, it is because the speeds these machines are hitting match that which Bill Elliott famously averaged during the fastest lap ever rec...

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