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2011-06-01 14:50:00

LONG POND, Pa., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the Pocono Raceway prepares for the upcoming Pocono 500 Sprint Cup Series, select Walmart stores near the Pocono Raceway will host exclusive NASCAR fan events through its new Race Time program starting June 8. Customers are invited to attend these special events and enjoy real stock racing car displays and racing simulator machines - perfect to safely get behind the wheel and feel the power of NASCAR - on Wednesday, June 8 and Thursday,...

2010-04-28 14:12:00

CHICAGO, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The ECHO Chain Saw Carving Team plans on "Keeping the Dream Alive" by carving masterpiece wood sculptures at Pocono Raceway from June 4-6 to benefit Victory Junction, a special camp for children with serious medical conditions, founded by Kyle and Pattie Petty and now a NASCAR community project. Competing and using their special talents to carve for a charity is not new to ECHO Carving Team members Mark Colp (Lakeport, CA), Jason Emmons (St. Croix, IN),...

2010-04-23 09:36:00

BOSTON, April 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- (NYSE: PG) - Gillette® [PG], the world's leading grooming brand, today announced that it will sponsor the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway on June 6, 2010. The event will be titled the Gillette Fusion ProGlide 500 Presented by Target. The date of the race coincides with the official launch of the Gillette Fusion ProGlide(TM) shaving system, a significant advancement in shaving performance and comfort. All...

2009-08-03 16:34:33

Denny Hamlin went 50 races without a win but that streak ended Monday with a victory in No. 51, the rain-delayed Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500. Hamlin led for 91 laps in the Pocono Raceway event and took over the lead for good when he slipped by Clint Bowyer for the top position with 10 laps to go. He held off Juan Pablo Montoya by 0.870 seconds. His most recent win had been in the 2008 spring event at Martinsville, Va. It was Hamlin's fifth career Sprint Cup series victory and came after...

2009-08-01 17:31:10

Tony Stewart wrecked his car during qualifying and will start last Sunday at the Sprint Cup Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa. Stewart was not injured, but his No.14 Chevrolet suffered significant right-side damage when it hit the wall in turn three on his second lap during the first morning practice session. I screwed up, the Sprint Cup points leader said. I got in too deep and got loose and couldn't save it. I tore up a really good race car today. He had been awarded the...

2009-07-31 20:13:01

A steady rain Friday forced NASCAR officials to cancel qualifying for Sunday's scheduled Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway. The field will be set according to the current points standings, which means Tony Stewart will start on the pole. It is the fifth time this season qualifying has been wiped out by bad weather. One of those occasions was the previous visit to Pocono last month. Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Kurt Busch and Carl Edwards are in the second through fifth spots...

2009-06-26 15:09:50

Tony Stewart was involved in a crash Friday during a practice run for the Sprint Cup Lenox Industrial Tools 301, the Charlotte Observer said. The Observer report said the Sprint Cup points leader, last Sunday's runner-up at the Toyota/Save Mart 350 in Sonoma, Calif., was not injured when he crashed, badly damaging his No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet, and will have to use a backup car Sunday. I think we're in a situation now where we can take a couple of extra chances if we feel like we...

2009-06-07 18:49:06

Tony Stewart got his first victory as both driver and owner in the Sprint Cup Series Sunday when he captured the Pocono 500. Stewart had earned the pole position since qualifying at Pocono was canceled due to rain Friday, but had to start last in a backup car after wrecking in Saturday's practice. He took the lead with 37 laps remaining and became the first driver/owner to win a Cup race since Ricky Rudd in September 1998 at Martinsville, Va. It was Stewart's 34th career victory. The...

2009-06-05 17:34:54

Rains at the Pocono Raceway wiped out qualifying Friday for NASCAR's Pocono 500, causing the starting order to be set by the current Sprint Cup standings. Points leader Tony Stewart, therefore, will start on the pole for Sunday's race. Obviously, everybody is disappointed we didn't get on the racetrack today, but it worked out good for myself and Jeff (Gordon), Stewart said. It's nice to be able to get a front row starting spot because of rain. Jeff Gordon will start on the outside pole....


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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