Pocono promising safety changes

By: AP
By: AP

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - Pocono Raceway keeps taking hits.
Often criticized by drivers for long races and for taking up two
spots on the Sprint Cup schedule, the 2½-mile triangle track is now
deemed unsafe after an accident in the June race involving Kasey
Kahne.

Greg Biffle said in a recent interview that "they're going to
kill someone out there."

Track president Brandon Igdalsky is listening and he's promising
changes. The track is adding more safer barriers in time for next
year's race and would like to install a catch fence on the
non-grandstand areas.

Igdalsky has taken a bigger role as his grandfather, track owner
Joseph Mattioli, scales back his duties. Igdalsky brought corporate
sponsorship to the races, a trucks race and has an eye on bringing
back an IndyCar Series race.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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