This Week: Pocono 500

Posted: Thursday, June 10, 2004

(Race No. 14 of 36)

Where: Ponono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa.

SERIES: Nextel Cup

When: 1 p.m., Sunday

Track dimensions: 1-mile oval with 24-degree banking in the corners.

Broadcast: Television FOX at 1 p.m.; Radio Motor Racing Network at 1 p.m.

Track Records: Qualifying 172.391 mph by Tony Stewart on July 21, 2000; Race 144.892 mph by Rusty Wallace on July 21, 1996.

Last year's winner: Tony Stewart.

Companion events and schedule: Saturday Pocono 200 (ARCA Re/Max Series) at the Pocono Raceway (1 p.m.).

Other races: Friday O'Reilly 400K (NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series) at Texas Motor Speedway (9 p.m., Speed); Saturday Federated Auto Parts 300 (NASCAR Busch Series) at Nashville Superspeedway (7:30 p.m., FX); Naturally Fresh 250 (USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series) at the Salem Speedway; Bombardier 500 (IRL Indy Car Series) at Texas Motor Speedway (8 p.m., ESPN); Sunday Canadian Grand Prix (Formula One) at Montreal (12:30 p.m., Speed); Pontiac Excitement Nationals (NHRA) at Columbus (3 p.m., ESPN2).

Coble's Choice

Tony Stewart

"Pocono is a finesse track and Stewart is very good at those places."

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