Pocono Raceway adds more SAFER barrier to track
Pocono Raceway announced Tuesday it has completed the installation of 5,197 feet of Steel and Foam Energy Resistant (SAFER) barrier to the 2.5-mile track, in addition to other safety improvements.
SAFER barriers now cover all of the walls on the 3,740-foot frontstretch as well as areas between Turns 2 and 3.
The independently owned track also upgraded the three track crossover gates with SAFER barriers included in their construction.
Pocono, which hosts two NASCAR race weekends and a Verizon IndyCar race, now has 23,640 feet - or 4.48 miles - of SAFER barrier walls.
The additional SAFER barrier follows the installation of 6,000 feet of the material last year and the extension of the pit wall near the pit entrance.