All-Time Wildest Moments at Pocono Raceway

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All-Time Wildest Moments at Pocono Raceway
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The unexpected can often be the expected at Pocono Raceway.

Pocono Raceway's nickname is "The Tricky Triangle" thanks to its unique three-corner configuration. No other track on the NASCAR circuit is like the east Pennsylvania speedway built with three wholly different corners.

Pocono occasionally will play the role of racing's very own Bermuda Triangle, thanks to the oddities, wild moments and big crashes that it has produced since construction in 1968. The track welcomes high speeds, features corners with varying demands and boasts straightaways both narrow and wide. In fact, the Pocono front stretch is the longest straightaway in NASCAR at 3,740 feet.

Seemingly everything that could happen at a race track—especially one nestled in scenic, rural country like the Poconos—has happened at Pocono Raceway. Wildlife have caused cautions, cars have crashed on warm-up laps, and one car returned to pit road with tree branches in the cockpit. The weird happens at Pocono, and the following is a compilation of Pocono's wild and odd events.

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