LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - Pocono Raceway will shorten its Sprint Cup races to 400 miles starting in 2012.
The races on the 2 1/2 mile track had been 500 miles, long drawing complaints from drivers and fans that the events were too long. Track CEO Brandon Igdalsky says 400 miles should make the races more exciting.
NASCAR backs the move. Steve O'Donnell, NASCAR's senior vice president of racing operations, says the transition should make for more exciting competition at one of the more unique tracks in the sport.
The 2012 races are scheduled for June 10 and Aug. 5.

Recent NASCAR Discussions

NASCAR Odds

Driver Odds
Hisense 300 - Odds to Win @ Charlotte Motor Speedway
Brad Keselowski +275
Ryan Blaney +375
Denny Hamlin +425
Austin Dillon +550
Kevin Harvick +600

Nascar Top Stories

Thumbnail Hisense 4K TV 300 Picks The NASCAR Xfinity Series gets a busy racing weekend started later today with the Hisense 4K TV 300. Here are some...
Thumbnail Hisense 4K TV 300 Odds The NASCAR Xfinity Series is back on action this weekend with the running of the Hisense 4K TV 300. Here is a look at the odds to win this Xfinity Series...
Thumbnail Coca-Cola 600 Odds The NASCAR Monster Energy Series holds its longest race of the year this Sunday when drivers compete in the Coca-Cola 600. Here is a look...
Thumbnail NASCAR All-Star Race Picks The NASCAR All-Star Race will be held later tonight. Here are some drivers we think can come away with the win in this exhibition.
Thumbnail North Education Lottery 200 Odds The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drives under the lights on Friday night for the North Carolina Education Lottery 200. Here is a look at the odds to win the...