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Pocono upgrades nearly finished

Updated: November 30, 2010, 1:32 PM ET
Associated Press

Pocono Raceway expects a safer track in 2011 and beyond.

The NASCAR track should be finished by the end of this year, with significant safety upgrades that include a soft-wall barrier and catch fence. Work on the multimillion-dollar project started in October.

The new fence will run from the end of the front stretch and connect with the existing catch fence in Turn 2. The 6,155-foot fence will surround the entire 2.5-mile race track.

The SAFER barrier will run on the entire length ...

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