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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | June 11, 2005
LONG POND, Pa. - Elliott Sadler barreled down the 3,740-foot Pocono Raceway front stretch during practice for tomorrow's Pocono 500, his speed climbing to nearly 200 mph, but slowing to a more manageable 190 as he dived into the first turn. Sadler, who signed a three-year contract extension with Robert Yates Racing yesterday, had little to do as he whipped along. The only demands were to press the gas pedal and tap the brake. Gear shifting, something he had had to learn as a rookie here seven years ago, is for all intents and purposes passe.
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Sports Digest | June 9, 2014
NASCAR Taking a late lead in the Pocono 400, Dale Earnhardt Jr. held on to win Sunday at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa. With five laps remaining, Earnhardt overtook Brad Keselowski , who was attempting to remove debris from the front grille of his car. This was Earnhardt's second win of the season - he also was victorious at the Daytona 500 in February - and his first at Pocono, where his father, Dale Earnhardt Sr. , won twice....
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By PETER BLAIR | June 5, 2006
CalendarNASCAR NEXTEL CUP Pocono 500 Site -- Long Pond, Pa. When -- Sunday, 2 p.m. TV -- Ch. 45 (1:30 p.m.) Track -- Pocono Raceway (2.5-mile tri-oval) Distance -- 200 laps, 500 miles 2005 winner -- Carl Edwards INDY RACING LEAGUE Bombardier Learjet 500 Site -- Fort Worth, Texas When -- Saturday, 9 p.m. TV -- ESPN Track -- Texas Motor Speedway (1.5-mile tri-oval) Distance -- 200 laps, 300 miles 2005 winner -- Tomas Scheckter FORMULA ONE Grand Prix of Britain Site -- Silverstone, England When -- Sunday, 7:30 a.m. TV -- Ch. 9 (1:30 p.m., tape delay)
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Sports Digest | August 5, 2013
WNBA Mystics dominated early, lose by 18 to Sparks Bolstered by first and third quarters in which they outscored Washington by 10 and 13 points, respectively, the Los Angeles Sparks earned a 75-57 victory in front of an announced 7,092 at Verizon Center on Sunday afternoon. Crystal Langhorne (Maryland) was the only Washington player to score in double digits, netting 23 points and adding seven rebounds. Emma Meesseman was the Mystics' second-highest scorer, with nine points.
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By THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION | July 20, 2003
LOUDON, N.H. - With the Winston Cup Series headed back to Pocono Raceway next week, NASCAR's research and development team is working to find a solution to rear-impact fires such as the ones that Dale Jarrett and Ken Schrader experienced there last month. Gary Nelson, NASCAR's managing director of competition, said he'd like to be able to introduce some safety-related changes before next week, but that isn't likely to happen. "You never say never, but I really can't say there's something coming," he said.
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By Ohm Youngmisuk and Ohm Youngmisuk,Sun Staff Writer | July 16, 1995
LONG POND, Pa. -- It was just a month ago that Jeff Gordon found himself in his usual position but with an unusual outcome.Gordon was dominating the UAW-GM Teamwork 500 at Pocono Raceway -- leading 124 of the 200 laps -- until the unusual happened.With seven laps remaining, Gordon missed a gear shift and ended up 16th, giving way to Hendrick Motorsports teammate )) Terry Labonte for the victory."I just got careless," Gordon said. "Instead of really concentrating on hitting every shift . . . I really don't know what I was thinking about.
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By Tania Ganguli | July 21, 2010
Certain races mean more than others, and tradition tells us this weekend's Brickyard 400 is one of those. Location is mostly the reason. Indianapolis Motor Speedway with its yard of bricks at the start-finish line and milk-stained victory lane is why the Brickyard 400 matters at all. To drivers who hail from Indiana — Tony Stewart, Ryan Newman and Jeff Gordon, to some extent — it means the closest thing to a hometown race. To a guy like team owner Chip Ganassi, who won this year's Indy 500 with Dario Franchitti, Indianapolis means a chance to pull an unprecedented triple.
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By George Diaz, Tribune newspapers | August 3, 2011
Strap on your HANS device, everybody. It's going to be a wild ride with six races to go before the 12-driver field is set for the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship. The top seven guys are safe. But once you get below Jeff Gordon , now seventh, there's a lot of jockeying for the last five slots, especially since the last two will place a premium on victories. That could eliminate Tony Stewart (ninth), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (10th), Clint Bowyer (12th) and Greg Biffle (13th)
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Sports Digest | August 5, 2013
WNBA Mystics dominated early, lose by 18 to Sparks Bolstered by first and third quarters in which they outscored Washington by 10 and 13 points, respectively, the Los Angeles Sparks earned a 75-57 victory in front of an announced 7,092 at Verizon Center on Sunday afternoon. Crystal Langhorne (Maryland) was the only Washington player to score in double digits, netting 23 points and adding seven rebounds. Emma Meesseman was the Mystics' second-highest scorer, with nine points.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | June 21, 1999
LONG POND, Pa. -- A week ago, Dale Jarrett ran away from the rest of the Winston Cup field and made a snooze out of the Kmart 400 in Michigan. Yesterday, he threatened to do the same thing here at the Pocono 500."But then the clouds rolled in," Jarrett said. "And my car got tight."It was just about that time that Bobby Labonte, who had never won a race at Pocono Raceway, loosened up and won the ensuing multi-car battle by holding off Jeff Gordon by .340 of a second, to the delight of the estimated crowd of 140,000 at Pocono Raceway.
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By George Diaz, Tribune newspapers | August 3, 2011
Strap on your HANS device, everybody. It's going to be a wild ride with six races to go before the 12-driver field is set for the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship. The top seven guys are safe. But once you get below Jeff Gordon , now seventh, there's a lot of jockeying for the last five slots, especially since the last two will place a premium on victories. That could eliminate Tony Stewart (ninth), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (10th), Clint Bowyer (12th) and Greg Biffle (13th)
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By Tania Ganguli | July 21, 2010
Certain races mean more than others, and tradition tells us this weekend's Brickyard 400 is one of those. Location is mostly the reason. Indianapolis Motor Speedway with its yard of bricks at the start-finish line and milk-stained victory lane is why the Brickyard 400 matters at all. To drivers who hail from Indiana — Tony Stewart, Ryan Newman and Jeff Gordon, to some extent — it means the closest thing to a hometown race. To a guy like team owner Chip Ganassi, who won this year's Indy 500 with Dario Franchitti, Indianapolis means a chance to pull an unprecedented triple.
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By PETER BLAIR | June 5, 2006
CalendarNASCAR NEXTEL CUP Pocono 500 Site -- Long Pond, Pa. When -- Sunday, 2 p.m. TV -- Ch. 45 (1:30 p.m.) Track -- Pocono Raceway (2.5-mile tri-oval) Distance -- 200 laps, 500 miles 2005 winner -- Carl Edwards INDY RACING LEAGUE Bombardier Learjet 500 Site -- Fort Worth, Texas When -- Saturday, 9 p.m. TV -- ESPN Track -- Texas Motor Speedway (1.5-mile tri-oval) Distance -- 200 laps, 300 miles 2005 winner -- Tomas Scheckter FORMULA ONE Grand Prix of Britain Site -- Silverstone, England When -- Sunday, 7:30 a.m. TV -- Ch. 9 (1:30 p.m., tape delay)
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | June 11, 2005
LONG POND, Pa. - Elliott Sadler barreled down the 3,740-foot Pocono Raceway front stretch during practice for tomorrow's Pocono 500, his speed climbing to nearly 200 mph, but slowing to a more manageable 190 as he dived into the first turn. Sadler, who signed a three-year contract extension with Robert Yates Racing yesterday, had little to do as he whipped along. The only demands were to press the gas pedal and tap the brake. Gear shifting, something he had had to learn as a rookie here seven years ago, is for all intents and purposes passe.
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By THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION | July 20, 2003
LOUDON, N.H. - With the Winston Cup Series headed back to Pocono Raceway next week, NASCAR's research and development team is working to find a solution to rear-impact fires such as the ones that Dale Jarrett and Ken Schrader experienced there last month. Gary Nelson, NASCAR's managing director of competition, said he'd like to be able to introduce some safety-related changes before next week, but that isn't likely to happen. "You never say never, but I really can't say there's something coming," he said.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | June 21, 1999
LONG POND, Pa. -- A week ago, Dale Jarrett ran away from the rest of the Winston Cup field and made a snooze out of the Kmart 400 in Michigan. Yesterday, he threatened to do the same thing here at the Pocono 500."But then the clouds rolled in," Jarrett said. "And my car got tight."It was just about that time that Bobby Labonte, who had never won a race at Pocono Raceway, loosened up and won the ensuing multi-car battle by holding off Jeff Gordon by .340 of a second, to the delight of the estimated crowd of 140,000 at Pocono Raceway.
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Sports Digest | June 9, 2014
NASCAR Taking a late lead in the Pocono 400, Dale Earnhardt Jr. held on to win Sunday at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa. With five laps remaining, Earnhardt overtook Brad Keselowski , who was attempting to remove debris from the front grille of his car. This was Earnhardt's second win of the season - he also was victorious at the Daytona 500 in February - and his first at Pocono, where his father, Dale Earnhardt Sr. , won twice....
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | December 5, 1991
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- NASCAR plans to shorten the distance of some Winston Cup Series races in 1992, including events at North Carolina Motor Speedway and Darlington (S.C.) Raceway.The changes likely will be announced soon by NASCAR president Bill France Jr.Promoters at N.C. Motor Speedway, which is near Rockingham, plus Darlington, Dover Downs and possibly Pocono Raceway have been given an option of reducing their races from 500 miles to either 400 miles or 500 kilometers, which is 312 miles.
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By Ohm Youngmisuk and Ohm Youngmisuk,Sun Staff Writer | July 16, 1995
LONG POND, Pa. -- It was just a month ago that Jeff Gordon found himself in his usual position but with an unusual outcome.Gordon was dominating the UAW-GM Teamwork 500 at Pocono Raceway -- leading 124 of the 200 laps -- until the unusual happened.With seven laps remaining, Gordon missed a gear shift and ended up 16th, giving way to Hendrick Motorsports teammate )) Terry Labonte for the victory."I just got careless," Gordon said. "Instead of really concentrating on hitting every shift . . . I really don't know what I was thinking about.
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