Pocono Raceway adds more SAFER barrier to track

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Pocono Raceway announced Tuesday it has completed the installation of  5,197 feet of Steel and Foam Energy Resistant (SAFER) barrier to the 2.5-mile track, in addition to other safety improvements.

SAFER barriers now cover all of the walls on the 3,740-foot frontstretch as well as areas between Turns 2 and 3.

The independently owned track also upgraded the three track crossover gates with SAFER barriers included in their construction.

Pocono, which hosts two NASCAR race weekends and a Verizon IndyCar race, now has 23,640 feet – or 4.48 miles – of SAFER barrier walls.

The additional SAFER barrier follows the installation of 6,000 feet of the material last year and the extension of the pit wall near the pit entrance.

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