Weren't we just in Pocono? It certainly feels like it. Such is the NASCAR scedule. But even though the Sprint Cup series was just at the Tricky Triangle in June, it doesn't race exactly the same.
"A few weeks ago when we were at Pocono, I feel like the setups are going to be a good but different then they were there, " said Joey Logano. "What ran good there then, may just be 15th place good now."
Martain Truex, Jr. agrees adding " We’re approaching this race a lot differently from last time because what we struggled with at Pocono is very similar to what we struggled with last weekend at Indy."
Then when you considet that this is the only race track with three corners, there is no wonder where it gets it's tricky nickname.
"It is a challenging and distinctive track," said Paul Menard. "We are used to having four corners almost every weekend and only having three at Pocono changes things up. All the corners are very unique, so you have to approach each one differently. Pocono also has very long straightaways, so we carry a lot of speed going into the corners. "
There are some names that you look to always challenge at Pocono, including Jeff Gordon, who has six wins there. Denny Hamlin, who has struggled since coming back from his injury, has four wins in Pocono. Jimmie Johnson has three wins at the triangle, with Tony Stewart, Kurt Busch and Carl Edwards each holding two. Joey Logonon, Brad Keselowski, Kasey Kahne, Ryan Newman and Greg Biffle each have a single victory.
"It has been a little bit challenging the last few races, but our team is working hard to try to get back that advantage," said Hamlin. "We weren’t the strongest car at Pocono in June, but we got ourselves a top-10 finish and we need to start stringing some good finishes together. Pocono is a great place to do that.”