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NASCAR At Pocono: Pennsylvania 400 To Get Underway Soon

There's a reason I write about stock car racing for this wonderful website, rather than forecasting the weather. I said when rain was pouring over the Pocono Raceway to make a date for tomorrow because I didn't anticipate there being any on-track action today.

Shows what I know. The track has dried nicely and should be ready for the Pennsylvania 400 to get going soon. Opening ceremonies have been completed and the drivers are about to climb aboard their race cars.

Weather is forecast for later in the day, so there remains a chance that the race will be affected by the wet stuff before its conclusion. Unofficially the race is for the 81st lap, as NASCAR races are official once half the distance plus one lap have been completed. At that point, it could rain for 40 days and 40 nights in the Poconos - though it might hurt its reputation as the quintessential honeymoon destination - and not bother NASCAR Nation a bit as we don't have to worry about racing there again until June.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.