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  1.   Jake posted:
  11.27.2004 - 1:38 pm
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In my opinion this was NASCAR's version of The Longest Day. The race started at 12:30 p.m. and it was so scary what happened on the first lap. Rusty Wallace shoved Steve Park into the wall and then Dale Jr. had no where to go and both went into the infield. Since the grass was wet, Steve hit the guardrail and barrel rolled several times. It was scary for both teammates. Thankfully both were ok. Then the rain came and the race was stopped for a total of 3 hrs. The race ended at 8:00 P.M.


  2.   Brian posted:
  03.13.2005 - 11:51 pm
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Ricky Craven tapped Rusty, Rusty hit Steve Park into Dale Jr. Jr plowed Park into the guardrail and parks car flipped, barrel rolled, spun on his nose and stopped. What a scary crash.


  3.   HomeDepot20TS posted:
  06.05.2005 - 1:00 pm
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Two words: Awesome Still.


  4.   CBCMikeyfan posted:
  07.30.2005 - 5:46 am
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Park's wreck was made even scarier by the fact that he had just recovered from the Busch wreck at Darlington. It's always scary to see guys that have gotten hurt once before have a scary wreck again (Ernie Irvan had a couple more after his bad wreck, I think).


  5.   MegaRacer posted:
  10.02.2005 - 11:19 am
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And don't forget Derrike Cope in a car sponsored by '80s hair band POISON!! hahahahahahahaha


  6.   Aaron 'Camp Daddy' Camp posted:
  01.21.2006 - 4:55 pm
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Had the first-lap crsh not happened, the race probably would have gone the full distance.


  7.   J. Kircher posted:
  04.15.2006 - 5:02 am
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It was cool to see Dale Earnhardt, Jr. jump out of his car and go to the aid of his teammate Steve Park, who was still upsidedown when Jr. reached the car. Just an unfortunate, but spectacular crash. You'd think that the track would have done away with the highway-style barriers after Davey Allison's scary crash some 10 years earlier.

With some great work by the Bud crew, Jr. eventually saw more track time. When he returned to the track, there was a completely new front bumper, which was black without stickers and the familiar colors, but with race tape "DMP" was placed on the bumper. Later it was revealed that it stood for Dirty Mo Posse, which is Jr.'s name for his pals.

This race was eventually called because of darkness. The real problem during the day was not just the rains, but the fact that the track was leaking rain water.


  8.   Brock posted:
  01.18.2007 - 6:46 am
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The all-day Pocono race! That was fun.


  9.   myself posted:
  02.21.2007 - 6:10 pm
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Glad they were uninjured, but you gotta love it when DEI cars, especially one carrying an Earnhardt, are in the same wreck! :D


  10.   Clayton Caldwell posted:
  06.27.2007 - 6:33 pm
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My brother was at this race, and I rememeber listening to Joe Moore and Barney Hall on the radio! As a Bill Elliott fan I was so happy my brother was there, so maybe he could take pictures of Bill's car in Victory Lane! When Bill won, i jumped up and down screaming, Awesome Bill from Dawsonville! When my brother got home, I asked him if he went to Victory Lane, "No" he said knowing I was going to ask, "Our Uncle left with 15 to go to beat traffic," man was I pissed!


  11.   RaceFanX posted:
  11.29.2007 - 5:25 pm
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I think is the last time Morgan Shepard led a race. He actually led for aboutan hour because everyone else pitted and he stayed out right before a rain delay.


  12.   Chris posted:
  04.06.2008 - 12:55 am
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While I think it wouldn't be a bad idea to get rid of the Armco barriers (the highway style barriers referred to above), the Armco barriers had absolutely nothing to do with Davey Allison's wreck in 1992.


  13.   Clayton posted:
  04.11.2008 - 7:38 am
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Awesome Bill's 5th career win at Pocono, which leads all drivers. This was a great day. As a kid who grew up watching AWESOME BILL struggle in doing his own deal it was AWESOME to see AWESOME BILL successful again!! What a great win!


  14.   Mr. Big posted:
  05.22.2008 - 4:01 pm
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Great finish, even though Sterling couldn't win despite having the best car in the field for most of the race.


  15.   Steve posted:
  11.24.2008 - 2:51 am
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Maybe it would be cool if "myself" was in a car that was crashing!

This was the race in which Ryan Newman's transmission was configured to run in 3rd gear for the whole race. His tach hit 9400 to 9500 RPM! It was such a cool sound. The TNT guys coulnd't believe how that engine could run with such stress. Can anybody find a video clip of that? I had the live broadcast, but I think I taped over that race.


  16.   Steve posted:
  12.05.2008 - 1:22 am
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I have figured out the right gear ratios to use in EA Sports' NASCAR 06 (2005 season) game to replicate (or come really close to doing so) the engine pitch of Newman's car in this race.

1st gear: 3.30
2nd: 1.90
3rd: 1.05
4th: irrelevant (you won't need it!)
Rear end gear: 3.50 (EA Sports standard)

Get ready to hear a scream!


  17.   Anonymous posted:
  01.29.2009 - 5:29 pm
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Sterling Marlin had really expanded his point lead this race with Mark Martin's subpar run. One heck of a wreck happened in the beginning in the race between Park and Earnhardt Jr.


  18.   18fan posted:
  06.15.2010 - 8:40 pm
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Surprised nobody has mentioned Bill Elliott's last pole to date and likely ever.


  19.   Andre posted:
  09.28.2010 - 12:16 pm
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I was at this race, and it was indeed a marathon... :(

Delayed 45 minutes at the start because the track was wet from rain overnight.
Lap 1 crash with Steve Park and Dale Jr., which left the track workers repairing the barriers for about an hour.
Lap 26 was the 2.5 hour rain delay - just as the cars pulled onto pit lane for the red flag, Jr's beat up #8 pulls out of the garage area... just thinking about the crowd's roar gives me chills to this day (and I'm not a Jr. fan lol)
They went back to green, and after a couple more yellows, they decided to cut the race short 25 laps.

It was the only time I've ever been to a race (16 races total) that we got back to the hotel at night time.


  20.   lvracer8 posted:
  10.15.2010 - 8:05 pm
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I don't see how concrete walls would have been better. The armco at least gave, and in 2002 there weren't any SAFER Barriers. If the wall was concrete Park probably would have been injured again.


  21.   RaceFanX posted:
  04.20.2012 - 11:11 am
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Sponsors:
#12 Ryan Newman- Alltel / Mobil 1


  22.   Daniel posted:
  05.25.2012 - 12:30 am
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In using fastest 43: #79 Carl Long

Out using fastest 43: #27 Kirk Shelmerdine


  23.   Ed posted:
  05.25.2012 - 1:06 pm
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Ricky Craven had nothing to do with that wreck.


  24.   kidracer posted:
  03.03.2013 - 2:21 pm
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I fell asleep twice in this race and woke up on the same lap (During the rain delay) Well it was Pocono, whatdo you expect? And the 2005 Busch Talladega race was the longest day.


  25.   Evan posted:
  04.05.2014 - 1:46 pm
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I was glad Park was okay, I thought he injured himself again that day but when I saw Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Park walking together like good friends it made me feel a lot better. Park had of lots of savage crashes and sometimes he would not be doing anything at all, and wreck minding his own business.


  26.   TT#24Fan posted:
  08.31.2014 - 10:56 am
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Welcome Back to Victory Lane Bill Elliott wins at at Pocono



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