NASCAR and organic food make a run together in the Poconos
LONG POND, Pa. — Once, in the hazier, unhealthier past, NASCAR fans at Pocono Raceway could load up on free cartons of cigarettes as part of the weekend’s festivities.
Last Friday morning, the recreational vehicles and campers were already lining up by the raceway’s entrance here in Monroe County in anticipation of the Gander Outdoors 400 race on Sunday. These days, the races are sponsored by a caffeinated energy drink, not tobacco companies, but out in an old spinach field adjacent to the track, something even healthier is set to take root.
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