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: Honesdale, Pa
FAMILY, KIDS & PETS: wife Claire and eight children: Matthew (28), Andrew (26), Crystal (17), Alex (16), Tiffany (12), Joshua (6), John (5) and Jacob (1). We have five Golden Retrievers, six horses and a few cats
FAVORITE DRIVER: Dale Earnhardt Jr.
FUNNIEST TRACK STORY: I always camp in the infield. Once I saw a guy put a watermelon shell on his head and “charge” a trash can like a bull!
MOST MEMORABLE TRACK STORY: One year my son Matthew and I made it into the driver introduction area and all the drivers shook our hand on the way off the podium.
HOW MANY RACES HAVE YOU BEEN TO: I started coming to Pocono Raceway in 1974. I have attended almost all the Cup races since 1984 so around 75 races!
FAVORITE PART OF POCONO RACEWAY: It’s a tie between Fanfare and the Infield.
WHEN/HOW/WHY DID YOU GET INTERESTED IN RACING: I went to my first race with a friend and got hooked right away. Nothing beats being there in person and hearing the cars rev and roar around the track and the smell of the rubber after a crash!
ADVICE FOR POCONO RACEWAY FANS: Arrive at the track as early as possible. There is always a lot to see and do!
FIRST JOB/FIRST CAR: My first job was a groundskeeper at a local resort. My first car was a Pontiac Bonneville 4 bbl V8. It was fast!
WHAT DRIVER WOULD YOU LIKE TO MEET AND WHY: I would like to meet Jimmie Johnson and congratulate him on his amazing championship win tying the record of two great champions and securing his own spot in NASCAR history. Would love to see him win an eighth!