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Spin the Black Circle: Pocono 500 preview

Updated: June 6, 2008, 4:48 PM ET
By Christopher Harris | ESPN.com

I'd be lying if I said I look forward to Pocono.

I've got nothing in particular against rural Pennsylvania; in fact, I have a cousin who lives near the track. But oh, that track. A huge, tri-cornered-hat of a monstrosity, Pocono Raceway looks big but drives surprisingly little, because its three turns are shallow, shallower and shallowest. It's designed as an homage to three other race tracks: Turn 1 has a (relatively) sane 14 degrees of banking, and is meant to resemble now-defunct Trenton ...

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