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Local Philadelphia Eagle, NASCAR and boys basketball

I wanted to make a quick post to link some stories I wrote this week. Pocono Mountain West graduate Mike Bamiro goes into his second year with the Philadelphia Eagles, Jeff Gordon is in a perfect position going into NASCAR’s last week off and Jon DeJesus is the new boys basketball coach at East Stroudsburg [...]

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Pocono Raceway review

Got an e-mail from Paul Swaney shortly after Pocono Raceway hosted NASCAR’s big boys earlier this month. Paul is the president and co-founder of, a site that reviews sports venues from across the country. He gave his thoughts on everything Pocono from fans to access. It’s a pretty interesting read and there are some [...]

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Gordon has plenty left

I figured I’d do some blogging while I wait for 5-Hour ENERGY 500 winner Jeff Gordon to make his way to the media center. It wasn’t too long ago that some wondered if Gordon’s time had passed. Not so fast. By winning at Pocono Raceway on Sunday, his 84th career victory, Gordon showed he has [...]

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Hello Pocono

I arrived at Pocono Raceway a short time ago, hopefully to cover the 5-Hour ENERGY 500. Right now it’s cool and foggy (normal Pocono weather in early June) with a slight chance of rain early in the afternoon and increasing as the day goes on. They’ll make every effort to get the race in, and [...]

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Breaking my silence

Has it really been over a month since my last entry? Seems so. I guess now would be a good time to to touch base on a few things. First, high school basketball has just about consumed me this winter (when the snow and ice or a combination of both have allowed it to). On [...]

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Well done Elliott

LONG POND – You’d be hard pressed to find a more popular winner than Elliott Sadler. After years and years of struggles since what everyone thought was a breakout 2004 season in the Cup Series, Sadler returned to Victory Lane by winning the inaugural Camping World Truck Series Pocono Mountain 125 at Pocono Raceway on [...]

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Back to Pocono

LONG POND – Just arrived here at Pocono Raceway, my earliest Saturday arrival time in the six years I’ve been coming to this lovely three-turn track. The Camping World Truck Series is currently on the track qualifying for this afternoon’s Pocono Mountains 125. As noted before, the series is using a unique qualifying process, sending [...]

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Almost a wrap

LONG POND – Friday here at Pocono Raceway is just about done, for me anyway. Tony Stewart was the unexpected winner, to himself and me, of the pole, edging out an even more surprised Juan Pablo Montoya, who figured his qualifying lap was good for around 15th. Stewart has a good history at Pocono, just [...]

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Ah Pocono

LONG POND – I’m here at Pocono Raceway, listening to Kurt Busch do an interview session in the media center (he’ll be in the No. 22 car next season, but still driving for Roger Penske). Not a whole lot going on up here, but I just arrived a few minutes ago so who am I [...]

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No big surprises

Another Pocono race ends with Denny Hamlin in Victory Lane. Truly shocking. It’s hard to believe that in nine races at Pocono that Hamlin has won four times (he’s only won 12 races in his career). From the first lap, Hamlin easily had the best car. Nobody was going to run with him. The only [...]

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