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Small part of Pocono track surface repaired after diesel fuel spill from Truck series hauler

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pennsylvania 400

LONG POND, PA - AUGUST 01: Martin Truex Jr, driver of the #78 Furniture Row Toyota, and Carl Edwards, driver of the #19 Stanley Toyota, lead the field to the green flag to start the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway on August 1, 2016 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. The race was delayed due to inclement weather on Sunday, July 31. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

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Two days after the end of its second NASCAR race weekend and a day before an IndyCar test, Pocono Raceway president and CEO Brandon Igdalsky is having to oversee repairs to his track.

Early Wednesday afternoon, Igdalsky tweeted out his “thanks” to a Camping World Truck Series team that allegedly spilled diesel fuel from its hauler onto a small area of the track near Turn 1 as it left the track following Saturday’s race. Pocono Raceway has told NBC Sports it is not sure which Truck team is responsible for the mess.

The “expensive repair” is necessary, Igdalsky later added, because the fuel is capable of softening the track surface, which can lead to it being torn up. The track declined to reveal how much the repair cost.

Igdalsky tweeted that the spill area, which was outside the racing line, would have no impact on Thursday’s IndyCar test at the “Tricky Triangle.”

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