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Earnhardt wants NASCAR to shorten Pocono races to 400 miles

Updated: August 1, 2008, 7:44 PM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

LONG POND, Pa. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. believes the time has come to shorten the distance of the two Sprint Cup races at Pocono Raceway.

Both Pocono events are 500 miles, which is 200 laps on the 2.5-mile triangle-shaped track. The events take close to four hours to complete.

"I think the races are too long here," Earnhardt said Friday. "I think that's obvious. I think NASCAR thinks it's too long, but the people in charge of that will not change it for whatever reason. Just for spite ...

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