Pocono XFINITY qualifying interrupted by a fox

BY Tom Jensen • June 10, 2017

Every NASCAR track has its own unique set of challenges and Pocono Raceway is no exception.

Located deep in the woods of Northeast Pennsylvania, the 2.5-mile Tricky Triangle has a challenge few other tracks do: Critters.

Remember in 2012, when Stephen Leicht vaporized a groundhog during practice at Pocono?

The track has also had to deal with deer in the past.

Well, Saturday morning at Pocono there was another critter-related problem: A fox ran out on the track during the middle of the qualifying  session for this afternoon’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race.

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Track officials tried to capture the cute little red fox, but it ran inside the SAFER barrier and hid. And after a few minutes of unsuccessfully trying to corral the fox, the workers capped the end of the SAFER barrier and will relocate the fox when cars are no longer on track.



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