Sometimes It’s Not The Race, But Who Wins It

I walked away from Sunday's race at Pocono feeling good. Was it because of the scintillating, spine-tingling, edge of your seat action? Not really. The racing was o.k., but I've seen better. What really made this race was the race winner. Sometimes it's not the race, but who wins it that makes it good. Though he was a winner of back-to-back championships in what we now call the Xfinity Series, wins have not come in abundance for Martin Truex Jr. Some thought that after he picked up his fi ...

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Tim Richmond: Smarter Than The Tricky Triangle

  Jimmie Johnson's 10th victory at Dover is the latest example of how a driver can master a track. In the same way that Dale Earnhardt owned Talladega, and Darrell Waltrip owned Bristol, Tim Richmond owned Pocono Raceway. In a career cut short by his infection with HIV and death at the hands of the AIDS virus, Tim Richmond reeled off four victories in a four year span at the track known popularly as the "tricky triangle." He swept the twin 1986 stops at Long Pond, Pennsylvania, an ...

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(Not So) Sleepy Little Pocono

  When you see all the trees outside the track and the scenic surroundings, one can't help but think this track missed its calling as a baseball venue (I know what you're thinking- insert "baseball is boring" barb here.) The expectations for an eventful race weren't real high, but while I was napping, a race broke out. Brad's Big Save- The 2012 champion pulled off an impressive piece of driving at the race's outset. What we saw later in the race is not everyone can successfully sa ...

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BRAD KESELOWSKI OVERCOMES PAINS AND ODDS TO WIN AT POCONO RACEWAY

LONG POND, Pa._ Odds are you didn’t have Brad Keselowski as your pick to win Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway. On Wednesday of last week, the Penske Racing driver was badly injured in a testing wreck at Road Atlanta and was forced to race with an avulsion fracture to his ankle and a severely bruised body. Refusing to get out of the car, Keselowski not only completed all 500 miles on Sunday, he celebrated in Victory Lane at the end of the day. “Ev ...

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