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- Pocono, USA
- AUG 6, 2011 at 12:00 AM
- AUG 7, 2011 at 11:00 PM
Pocono Raceway, also known as the Tricky Triangle hosts both the 14th and 21st races of the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series on June 12th and August 7st respectively. Pocono is one of very few NASCAR tracks not owned by either Speedway Motorsports, Inc or International Speedway Corporation, the dominant track owners in NASCAR. It is instead privately owned by the Mattioli family. The triangular oval also has three separate infield sections of racetrack - North Course, East Course and South Course. Each of these infield sections use a separate portion of the tri-oval to complete the track. During regular non-race weekends, multiple clubs can use the track by running on different infield sections. Also some of the infield sections can be run in either direction, or multiple infield sections can be put together - such as running the North Course and the South Course and using the tri-oval to connect the two.
An additional complication of the course is that the three turns are not identical, nor are any of the three straights the same length. The odd design makes the setup of the car and the crew's ability to make chassis adjustments even more crucial here than at many other tracks. Often it is the difference between a winning performance and a poor performance. Drivers tend to either love the track or hate it, largely depending on how well it suits their driving style and their crew's abilities.