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NASCAR: Track Facts and Stats for Pocono’s August Race

After an exciting week at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the NASCAR Sprint Cup series will move to another flat two and a half mile track, the Tricky Triangle of Pocono Raceway. The paved three cornered track of Pocono has held major NASCAR races since the 1974 season, when Richard Petty took the very first checkered flag at the oddly shaped track located in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. Each of the three uniquely shaped corners at Pocono are modeled after different tracks of the United States. Turn one has the most banking at 14 degrees and is shaped like the old track that existed in Trenton, New Jersey. Turn two has eight degrees of banking and is shaped like the turns at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the third turn has the least amount of ba...

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