We have long said we have the best fans in motorsports at Pocono Raceway. Whether you have been coming to races for years or 2018 was your first time, we want to hear from you! If you would like to be featured, please e-mail Kevin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week we hear from one of our great fans, Liz Vidreiro, from Elkridge, MD.
Question: What is your funniest story at Pocono Raceway?
Answer: My story isn’t funny, it’s more romantic.
Pocono will always have a place in my heart because it’s where my husband and I spent our first days as husband and wife. When we started dating in 2013, he introduced me to NASCAR, and it quickly became a big part of my life. Shortly after, we started planning our wedding for Friday, July 28, 2017, in the Washington, DC, area. We checked the NASCAR schedule and saw the July Pocono race was that weekend. We immediately booked a room at a nearby resort (even before finalizing the rest of our wedding plans) because spending our mini-honeymoon in the Poconos, and attending the races was perfect for us! I brought my bouquet with me to the Truck and the Cup races, and a group of fans congratulated us. One of the best parts was finally meeting my husband’s favorite driver, Kasey Kahne!
Question: How/when did you get interested in racing?
Answer: My husband got me interested in racing when we started dating in 2013. I didn’t realize I would grow to love the sport and the atmosphere itself so much!
Question: What is some advice you would like to give to possible first time Pocono Raceway fans?
Answer: Try to sit as high up as you can to get a view of as much of the track as possible.
Question: What driver would you like to meet and why?
Answer: Ryan Blaney. Bubba Wallace is my favorite driver, but I’ve already met him several times. I’ve never met Blaney, but I think it would be a lot of fun to see him and Bubba in person together. They’re so funny online. They seem like great friends, and they make the sport more fun, in my opinion.
Question: What is one cool fact or talent about yourself you would like to share?
Answer: My husband I seem to have a lot of luck when it comes to NASCAR! At my very first race, we won tickets to sit in one of the Suites. We’ve also won hot passes, an iPad, a 60″ flat-screen TV, and more!