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Pocono promising safety changes

Updated: July 31, 2010, 9:44 PM ET
Associated Press

LONG POND, Pa. -- Pocono Raceway keeps taking hits.

Often criticized by drivers for unnecessary 500-mile races and for clogging two spots on the Sprint Cup schedule, the 2 1/2-mile triangle track is now deemed by some unsafe after an accident in the June race involving Kasey Kahne.

The rally cry of "shorten the races" has morphed into "make them safer."

Track president Brandon Igdalsky is listening -- and he's promising to do what it takes to improve the track.

"Do we need ...

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