Not So Tricky: The 10 Best Drivers Who Have Mastered Pocono Raceway

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Not So Tricky: The 10 Best Drivers Who Have Mastered Pocono Raceway

Every track in NASCAR presents its own unique challenge.

The short tracks test how much the drivers can control their tempers and how well they can manage their brakes. Intermediate tracks focus on handling and making the car work well the entire way across the track.

Road courses present the unique challenge of seeing if the driver can handle both left and right turns. Restrictor plate tracks test how well one can use the draft and when is the best time to make a move to the front.

But, the Pocono Raceway is unique because so many different aspects go into one track. It's been nicknamed the "tricky triangle" because each of the three corners present a different challenge. Not to mention, each of the three straightaways are of different length.

At 2.5 miles in length, it is one of the largest tracks on the circuit. The front straightaway is the longest in NASCAR, as it's over a mile in length, and cars reach speeds over 200 MPH entering the first corner.

Two of the three corners are sweeping, like ones on a road course, while the tunnel turn is a one-lane, tight and fast corner that has caught even the best drivers off guard.

It is quite possibly the hardest track to get a handle on. Just because driver is happy in one area means he's not in another.

To be good at this track, it's all about compromise and adjustments. That is what wins races at Pocono Raceway.

Although many drivers have been able to figure out how to run well at this track, here is a look at 10 drivers who managed to master the "tricky triangle."

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