We have long said we have the best fans in motorsports at Pocono Raceway and we will occasionally utilize this space to share their stories in our Fan Spotlight. If you would like to be featured, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOMETOWN: Slatedale, PA
FAMILY, KIDS & PETS: Mom & Dad: Debbie & Paul; Two sisters: Julie & Jennifer
FAVORITE DRIVER: Chase Elliott
FUNNIEST TRACK STORY: The Pennsylvania 400 weekend in 2016 was an experience I will never forget. The first race I had been able to attend had been postponed to Monday due to rain. That Monday, shortly after the race had started, fog rolled in and it was a scene of something I have never seen before. You couldn’t even see the front straightaway from the grandstands! We then had to evacuate because of a weather warning, but being at the track was still an unforgettable first time experience!
MOST MEMORABLE TRACK STORY: My whole family and I were fortunate enough to all be able to attend the 2017 Pocono 400 together as a family this year. My dad and I had gotten Pit Passes for my 16th birthday and it was the best present I could have asked for! I got autographs and pictures with many different drivers and was lucky enough to have Chase Elliott sign my NAPA hat! During driver intros, I was able to get an autograph and picture with Ryan Blaney, who later went on to win the race!
HOW MANY RACES HAVE YOU BEEN TO: 2; Pennsylvania 400 – 2016 & Pocono 400 – 2017
FAVORITE PART OF POCONO RACEWAY: The complexity and uniqueness of the track itself. It always allows for an entertaining race!
WHEN/HOW/WHY DID YOU GET INTERESTED IN RACING: I became interested in racing when my dad and uncle took me to experience my first live race at Pocono in 2016.
ADVICE FOR POCONO RACEWAY FANS: If you are able to attend a race at Pocono, it will surely not disappoint! Live and experience the day in the moment and don’t be afraid to make memories you will never forget!
FIRST JOB/FIRST CAR: I just turned 16, so I don’t have my own car yet. But for when I do, I’m a Chevy girl!
WHAT DRIVER WOULD YOU LIKE TO MEET AND WHY: Chase Elliott. The Elliott name is legendary in racing. Chase is a down to earth, genuine person. For only being in his second year of full time cup racing, Chase is a very skilled driver that succeeds well on the track!