Pocono Adds More SAFER Barriers

Pocono Raceway

Pocono Raceway has added an additional 5,197 feet of Steel and Foam Energy Resistant (SAFER) barrier and is now among the top three tracks in terms of length of the safety feature. (Photo: Getty Images)

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LONG POND, Pa. – Pocono Raceway has added an additional 5,197 feet of Steel and Foam Energy Resistant (SAFER) barrier and is now among the top three tracks in terms of length of the safety feature.

With a late start to winter in northeastern Pennsylvania, the track was able to cover the frontstretch of the 2.5-mile triangle as well as areas between Turns 2 and 3. Pocono Raceway also has upgraded its three crossover gates that incorporate SAFER barriers into their construction.

Last year, Pocono Raceway lengthened the pit wall and installed more than 6,000 feet of SAFER barriers.

"The Tricky Triangle" now has more than 23,640 feet of SAFER barrier walls installed which equates to 4.48 miles and trails just Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway.

NASCAR returns to Pocono Raceway in June for the first of its two annual visits.

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