Pocono 500

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Obama Campaign Will Sponsor NASCAR Entry

Democrat near deal to have name on car during Aug. 3 race at Pocono

(Newser) - Barack Obama appears set to sponsor a NASCAR racecar in the Aug. 3 Pocono event, the first presidential candidate to try such a stunt. Trying to sell a political left-hand turn on what’s traditionally Republican turf, the Democratic car will likely be part of a broader get-out-the-vote effort, Sports ... More »

Busch Nails a Win at Pocono

Big win puts Busch in 12th and final spot of standings with 5 races to go before Chase begins

(Newser) - Kurt Busch picked up a much-needed first place finish at Pocono on Sunday, his first win since March 26, 2006.  Busch dominated the race, leading for all but 25 laps.  The win moved him into the 12th and final spot in the Chase for the Nextel Cup rankings... More »

Gordon the Rain King in PA

Risky call pays off for Gordon, who wins in rain-shortened Pocono 500

(Newser) - Nascar's Pocono 500 was called after 106 laps for rain with Jeff Gordon in the lead after a gutsy off-timed pitting on the 65th lap. The move gave him a jump in the short-term, but had there been no shortening of the race, it likely would have meant a loss... More »

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