The race may be long and in the middle of nowhere, but Pocono looks good

Pocono Raceway isn't near much of anything, unless you want a secluded spot for a honeymoon, but the place never looked so good to drivers and fans after last week's Brickyard fiasco, writes Terry Blount.

Updated: August 2, 2008, 5:54 PM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

LONG POND, Pa. -- Pocono never looked so good.

Then again, Siberia would look good this week after NASCAR experienced one of its most embarrassing moments with the tire-tearing Allstate 400 at the Brickyard.

So even the Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 (a ridiculously long title that's fitting for a race that's ridiculously too long) on the old Pocono triangle, looks like a private beach on a Fijian island by comparison.

Unlike Indy, Pocono is a place ...

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