Posted June 09, 2012 on
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Here's a twist: Once the track's harshest critic, points leader Greg Biffle is raving about Pocono Raceway.
Biffle famously complained two years ago ''they're going to kill somebody there,'' if needed safety improvements weren't made to the track.
Pocono listened to Biffle and the rest of the NASCAR community. The facility completed a multimillion-dollar project in 2010 that made significant safety upgrades, including a soft-wall barrier and catch fence. The track was repaved this year for the first time since 1995 and that led to blistering track-record speeds on the triangle.
Pocono also cut the race from 500 miles to 400. Biffle said ''excitement'' was back at Pocono. He described the new-look track as ''glass smooth at 200 mph.'' That could lead to a fun race Sunday.
''I'm really excited about what Pocono has been able to do here,'' he said.
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