Latest Pocono 500 Stories

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.

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.

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.

2009-08-03 16:34:33

Denny Hamlin went 50 races without a win but that streak ended Monday with a victory in No.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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