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  • • Hamlin turns tables on Harvick, gets sixth Pocono win
    In Saturday's first race of the weekend's NASCAR Cup Series doubleheader at Pocono Raceway, Denny Hamlin's shot at victory came apart when his car developed a vibration in the late going. On Sunday, Hamlin went vibration-free and the result was a victory in the nightcap. Despite weather delays forcing the Pocono 350 to conclude with the sun sunk below the Pennsylvania horizon at the light-less 2...2020
  • • Harvick wins at Pocono as NASCAR gets back on track
    Kevin Harvick held off a late charge from Denny Hamlin to win the NASCAR Cup race at Pocono on Saturday as the stock car series got back on the track after a turbulent week. Harvick, 44, had won at every track except Pocono in NASCAR's current rotation, but he'd come up short in 38 prior appearances at Pocono in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. Saturday's race was the first of two scheduled this weekend...2020
  • • Harvick Strategizes Way To Pocono Victory
    By Deb Williams | Senior Writer RacinToday.com LONG POND, Pa. – Good race strategy always has been paramount to claiming a race win at Pocono Raceway and Pocono Organics 325 victor Kevin Harvick says nothing has changed ......2020
  • • Start of Saturday's NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway delayed due to weather
    The start of Saturday's NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway has been delayed due to inclement weather. Rain fell in Long Pond, Pennsylvania and required track-drying efforts. The green flag for the Pocono Organics 325 in partnership with Rodale Institute was originally scheduled to wave at 3:54 p.m. ET. Coverage continues on FOX, MRN […]...2020
  • Pocono races to run without fans
    • Pocono races to run without fans
    Pocono Raceway will hold its NASCAR races without fans in attendance, track officials announced Friday. The NASCAR Cup Series is scheduled to head to the 2.5-mile racetrack in Long Pond for the series‘ first doubleheader weekend with a 325-mile race on Saturday, June 27, and a 350-mile event on Sunday, June 28. The decision to […]...2020
  • Pocono races to run without fans
    • Pocono races to run without fans
    Pocono Raceway will hold its NASCAR races without fans in attendance, track officials announced Friday. The NASCAR Cup Series is scheduled to head to the 2.5-mile racetrack in Long Pond for the series‘ first doubleheader weekend with a 325-mile race on Saturday, June 27, and a 350-mile event on Sunday, June 28. The decision to […]...2020
  • • NASCAR Cup: Daytona 500 marks Logano’s 400th start
    Joey Logano will reach a career milestone when he takes the green flag for the Daytona 500 on Sunday afternoon. The 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season opener will be the 400th-career Cup Series race for the 2018 series champion. Joe Gibbs Racing moved Logano from the NASCAR Xfinity to the Cup series ahead of the 2009 series to drive the No. 20 after Tony Stewart left JGR to become co-owner and driver a...2020
  • • Pocono Military Affairs Staff Honored by U.S. Air Force's Air Force's 314th Recruiting Squadron
    LONG POND, Pa. (January 14, 2020) — During the Air Force Recruiting Service‘s 314th Recruiting Squadron Annual Awards Banquet, the unit recognized the squadron‘s honorary commander for his support to the recruiting mission to inspire, engage and recruit future Airmen to deliver airpower for America. Bob Pallo, Vice President, Military Affairs at Pocono Raceway, Pennsylvania, [&he...2020
  • • NASCAR Xfinity: Josh Williams hits full-time status
    Josh Williams is embarking on his first season of full-time competition in the NASCAR Xfinity Series as driver of the No. 36 Chevrolet of DGM Racing. “I’m really looking forward to working with Josh in 2019; he is a lot of fun to work with,” DGM Racing owner Mario Gosselin said, as quoted in a SpeedSport.com report. “We had some successes last year that we are looking to build on, and he is a grea...2019
  • • NASCAR Cup: Darrell Waltrip thinks of death in Pocono crash
    As Darrell Wallace Jr.’s No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet headed toward a retaining wall, head-on, during the Gander Outdoors 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., on July 29, the driver wondered if he was about to die. “I didn’t know if I was going to die or not,” Wallace said as a substitute guest host of Ryan Blaney’s “Glass Case of Emotion” po...2018

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  • • NASCAR Xfinity: Kyle Busch’s crew chief suspended after Pocono win
    The No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Kyle Busch drove to the win in the Pocono Green 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., on June 2 failed post-race inspection because the car was too high in one of the front corners, so crew chief Eric Phillips was fined $10,000 and suspended for one race, according to NASCAR’s weekly penalty report, released on Tuesday. The team also...2018
  • • NASCAR Xfinity: Chase Elliott to run five races for GMS Racing
    Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Chase Elliott will drive the No. 23 GMS Racing Chevrolet four NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule in 2018, beginning with Saturday’s race at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway. “I appreciate GMS letting me get behind the wheel of the No. 23,” Elliott said. “I’m excited to have Hooters on the car for Charlotte. It’s a big week for them, and I look forward to represen...2018
  • • Kyle Busch wins pole for NASCAR Cup race at Pocono Raceway
    LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Kyle Busch won the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup race at Pocono Raceway, one of only two tracks where he’s never won. Martin Truex Jr. joins Busch on the front row, an intriguing start to the race after the two wrecked last week in the Brickyard 400. Busch and Truex crashed while racing for the lead, which led to an altercation between crew members . Joe Gibbs Racing suspended...2017
  • • Gibbs defends decision to suspend rival team crew members
    LONG POND, Pa. (AP) Joe Gibbs said he never considered disciplining Kyle Busch's crew chief for his role in a confrontation with another team's crew....2017
  • • Dale Coyne Racing to honor Bryan Clauson at Pocono
    LONG POND, Pa. (AP) Dale Coyne Racing announced Tuesday that Conor Daly will drive the No. 88 in Sunday's IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway to honor the memory of Bryan Clauson. Clauson, who died Aug. 8 from injuries sustained in an open-wheel accident in Kansas, finished 23rd in the Indianapolis 500 in May in the No. 88 for Jonathan Byrd's Racing. ''Honored to carry the initials of a legend on th...2016
  • • Saving Fuel to the Finish, Kurt Busch Wins Sprint Cup Race at Pocono
    By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service LONG POND, Pa. – Working with a substitute crew chief, and saving enough fuel to get to the finish line and complete a celebratory burnout, Kurt Busch won Monday’s rain-delayed Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 at Pocono Raceway. Busch won for the first time this year in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and for the third time at Pocono, a 2.5-mile speedway featuring t...2016
  • • Kurt Busch conserves fuel and wins at Pocono Raceway
    LONG POND, Pa. (AP) Kurt Busch stretched his fuel to the checkered flag and won the Sprint Cup race Monday at Pocono Raceway. Busch was urged to save fuel and go hard on the final lap. The 2004 champion did all he could to save fuel in the No. 41 Chevy and shut off the engine headed into the turns. Told he was two laps shy, Busch not only had enough fuel left to win his first race of the season...2016
  • • Tony Stewart lends plane to injured Justin Wilson's family
    Tony Stewart was nowhere near Pocono Raceway on Sunday, when IndyCar driver Justin Wilson suffered a serious head injury in an on-track incident. But the three-time NASCAR champion still found a way to make his presence known in Long Pond, Pa. With Wilson airlifted to Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pa., Stewart donated his private plane to Wilson’s family, according to several tweets by Indy...2015
  • • Kurt Busch wins pole in abbreviated Pocono qualifying
    LONG POND, Pa. (AP) Kurt Busch turned a lap at 177.599 mph Friday and won the pole at Pocono Raceway in a bizarre qualifying session that saw five cars fail to complete a lap in the final round. Denny Hamlin bobbled and lost control of the No. 11 as the qualifying clock ticked down to bring out the red flag. NASCAR scrubbed the rest of qualifying. Hamlin, Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, Joey Logano a...2015

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  • • NASCAR Cup: Darrell Waltrip thinks of death in Pocono crash
    As Darrell Wallace Jr.’s No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet headed toward a retaining wall, head-on, during the Gander Outdoors 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., on July 29, the driver wondered if he was about to die. “I didn’t know if I was going to die or not,” Wallace said as a substitute guest host of Ryan Blaney’s “Glass Case of Emotion” po...2018
  • • NASCAR Cup: power rankings after Pocono Raceway
    Kyle Busch’s drive from the back to the front at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., on July 29 in the Gander Outdoors 400 resulted in the driver’s sixth win of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, tying him with Kevin Harvick on the season’s wins list. It also moved him past Harvick in this week’s AutoRacingDaily.com power rankings. Another Busch stat worth noting, Busch’s win at Pocon...2018
  • • NASCAR Cup: Richard Petty Motorsports keeps Darrell Wallace Jr. around beyond 2018
    Darrell Wallace Jr. will continue as driver of the iconic No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports entry beyond the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, RPM co-owner Richard Petty revealed July 28 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., ahead of the July 29 running of the Gander Outdoors 400 at the track. According to Petty, the team picked up a multi-year option on Wallace’s contract. “We have faith in Bu...2018
  • • Darrell Wallace Jr on board with Richard Petty Motorsports
    LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Bubba and the King are sticking together. Richard Petty Motorsports has signed rookie driver Darrell Wallace Jr. to a two-year contract extension through 2020. More commonly known by his childhood nickname “Bubba,” Wallace was second in the Daytona 500 for the highest finish for a black driver in the race. “We like a little bit of what he’s doing so I think we’re going to hir...2018
  • • 7-time NASCAR champ Johnson set for history in 600th start
    LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson had been plucked out of NASCAR’s farm system to drive for owner Rick Hendrick with a resume so ordinary, there was some internal doubt if the team made the right call on the California kid. Until Johnson could join Hendrick Motorsports in late 2001, he plodded along for a second-tier team on the brink of closing and had flashed just the occasional spark of futu...2018
  • • Hit the bricks? Kahne hopes Brickyard 400 win can save job
    LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Kasey Kahne was busy celebrating his win in the Brickyard 400 and missed his team owner state plans are not set for the No. 5 car next season. You know, Kahne’s ride. The one he’s under contract to drive in 2018. “I didn’t hear that until I got home,” Kahne said. But there was little need for a spoiler alert warning on team owner Rick Hendrick’s news. “I pretty much knew it,”...2017
  • • Harvick crew chief Childers signs extension with SHR
    LONG POND, Pa. (AP) Stewart-Haas Racing has signed the crew chief for reigning NASCAR champion Kevin Harvick to a multi-year contract extension....2015

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  • • The France dynasty to sell its entire stake in NASCAR?
    LONG POND, PA – JULY 29: Daniel Suarez, driver of the #19 Stanley Toyota, and Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, lead the field to the green flag to start the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Gander Outdoors 400 at Pocono Raceway on July 29, 2018 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images) SUBMITTED ARTICLE On Wednesday, July 26, NASCAR Chairman Brian Fran...2018
  • • Busch has few mountains left to climb in NASCAR career
    LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Kyle Busch spent the week in New York City with his family, hitting the town and taking in the sights like any other tourist. His wife wore a Yankees cap as they caught a baseball game and the couple attended a theater production of “Sleep No More.” The outings seemed fitting: Busch is enjoying his time leading the points standing while he gives the rest of the field a few re...2018
  • Busch has few mountains left to climb in NASCAR career
    • Busch has few mountains left to climb in NASCAR career
    LONG POND, Pa. (AP) Kyle Busch spent the week in New York City with his family, hitting the town and taking in the sights like any other tourist. His wife wore a Yankees cap as they caught a baseball game and the couple attended a theater production of ''Sleep No More.''...2018
  • Blaney goes for Pocono repeat with pole effort in qualifying
    • Blaney goes for Pocono repeat with pole effort in qualifying
    LONG POND, Pa. (AP) Ryan Blaney tagged along with his dad to the track and raced scooters in what the kids called ''mini-Pocono.''...2018
  • • Tony Stewart lends plane to injured Justin Wilson's family
    2015

Top Long Pond news

  • • Pocono Sprint Cup entry list
    Check out the official entry list for this Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa....2015
  • • Keselowski angered by Gordon's comments in booth
    LONG POND, Pa. (AP) Brad Keselowski's car took a shot in the pits and then he took aim at Jeff Gordon....2016
  • • Jeff Gordon willing to sub for Earnhardt as long as needed
    LONG POND, Pa. (AP) Jeff Gordon weaved his way through a mob of fans lined the outside the media center, all screaming for an autograph from a driver they thought would never again wear a firesuit....2016
  • • Martin Truex Jr. Powers No. 78 Toyota to Pocono Pole
    By: Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service LONG POND, Pa. – Martin Truex Jr. found a lot more than light at the end of the Tunnel on Friday afternoon at Pocono Raceway. Gaining time on the rest of the field through Turn 2—the Tunnel Turn—at the 2.5-mile triangular race track, Truex put his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota on the pole for Sunday’s Pennsylvania 400 (on NBCSN at 1:30 p.m. ET), knocking...2016
  • • Rain postpones NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Pocono to Monday
    LONG POND, Pa. (AP) The NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway has been postponed until Monday because of rain....2016
  • • Earnhardt says no change in concussion-like symptoms
    LONG POND, Pa. (AP) Dale Earnhardt Jr. says his concussion-like symptoms haven't changed and his return to NASCAR doesn't appear imminent....2016
  • • Keselowski angered by Gordon's comments in booth
    LONG POND, Pa. (AP) Brad Keselowski's car took a shot in the pits and then he took aim at Jeff Gordon. Keselowski, the pole sitter for Monday's race at Pocono Raceway, ran into early trouble when he was called back to the pits because of unapproved body modifications on his No. 2 Ford. One of his pit crew members threw a shoulder block into a side panel, which caused a dent that potentially coul...2016
  • • Buescher emerges in the fog at Pocono for 1st career Cup win
    LONG POND, Pa. (AP) Chris Buescher waited out a foul-weathered end on pit road to become a stunning winner in Monday's Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway....2016
  • • Kyle Busch hopes he's on track to finally win at Pocono
    LONG POND, Pa. (AP) Kyle Busch's next attempt at a weekend sweep should come at his race shop....2016
  • • Kyle Busch hopes he's on track to finally win at Pocono
    LONG POND, Pa. (AP) Kyle Busch's next attempt at a weekend sweep should come at his race shop. It's time for a cleanup - Kyle Busch Motorports is bursting at the NASCAR victory trophy seams. Busch's shop in Mooresville, North Carolina, is undergoing a face-lift, and until the renovation is complete, his trophies have nowhere to go. The trophies in honor of Cheez-Its, concrete monsters, even a 2...2016

Long Pond fantasy rankings and news

  • • Fantasy NASCAR: Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Driver Picks
    The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series travels to Long Pond, Pennsylvania this week for the Pennsylvania 400. There are only six races until the Chase. As NASCAR teams prepare for the playoffs, fantasy teams need to prepare to make the march to the top of their league standings. Be sure to test your knowledge of NASCAR by competing in the Fox Sports Fantasy Auto Racing.The track known as "The Tricky Triangl...2016
  • • Fantasy NASCAR: Axalta 400 at Pocono Driver Picks
    The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series travels to Long Pond, Pennsylvania this week for the Axalta "We Paint Winners" 400. The race can be seen Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1. Be sure to test your knowledge of NASCAR by competing in Fox Sports Fantasy Auto Racing. Pocono is unlike any other track on the NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule. It is known as the "Tricky Triangle" because of its shape and three dist...2016

Long Pond schedule, game

  • • Harvick wins at Pocono as NASCAR gets back on track
    2020
  • • Start of Saturday's NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway delayed due to weather
    2020
  • • Pocono races to run without fans
    2020
  • • Pocono races to run without fans
    2020
  • • NASCAR Cup: Kurt Busch, Paul Menard start in back after inspection failures at Watkins Glen
    The No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford of Paul Menard and the No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford of Kurt Busch failed post-qualifying/pre-race inspection at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International on Sunday morning, ahead of the day’s running of the GoBowling.com at The Glen Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. As a result, they’ll start the race in the back. Menard was 14th and Busch 21st in qualifying at...2018
  • • NASCAR Cup: Kevin Harvick, Kasey Kahne lose points at Pocono
    NASCAR’s weekly penalty report, released Wednesday, confirmed 10-point deductions for Kevin Harvick and his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing team and Kasey Kahne and his No. 95 Leavine Family Racing team after the NASCAR weekend at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., that culminated in the July 29 running of the Gander Outdoors 400 for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The penalties were a result of th...2018
  • • MENCS: Kyle Busch Wins at Pocono in OT
    (NASCAR Wire Service) LONG POND, Pa. – A post-qualifying inspection failure? No problem. A starting position deep in the field for Sunday’s Gander Outdoors 400 at Pocono Raceway? Just another challenge for Kyle Busch to overcome. Holding off a determined charge from Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Daniel Suarez in two late restarts—the first after a brutal wreck that sidelined Bubba Wallace—Kyle ...2018
  • • Kyle Busch Charges from the Back at Pocono for Sixth Win of the Season
    By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service LONG POND, Pa. – A post-qualifying inspection failure? No problem. A starting position deep in the field for Sunday’s Gander Outdoors 400 at Pocono Raceway? Just another challenge for Kyle Busch to overcome. Holding off a determined charge from Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Daniel Suarez in two late restarts—the first after a brutal wreck that sidelined Bubba Walla...2018
  • • Suarez 1st Mexican driver on the pole for a NASCAR Cup race
    LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Daniel Suarez made NASCAR history when he became the first Mexican driver to start on the pole in the elite Cup series Sunday at Pocono Raceway. Suarez earned the top spot after the qualifying times of front-row starters Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch were tossed out because the cars failed post-qualifying inspection. Harvick and Busch were among 13 drivers whose cars failed in...2018
  • • NASCAR Cup: inspection failures move Daniel Suarez to Pocono pole
    Daniel Suarez posted only the third-fastest lap in the third of three rounds of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying Saturday at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., but when Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch’s cars failed post-qualifying inspection, Suarez was moved up to pole sitter for Sunday’s Gander Outdoors 400 with the pole-winning lap of record at 50.851 seconds/176.988 mph. “I thought the ...2018

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