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NAME: Victor Santiago Jr. (Age 17)
HOMETOWN: Ephrata, Pa
FAMILY, KIDS & PETS: Mom (Missy) Dad (Vic) Cats (Dani & JOJO)
FAVORITE DRIVER: Chase Elliott
FUNNIEST TRACK STORY: Back in the 2014 Pocono 400 when it was two laps to go Dale Jr. passed Brad K because of the trash bag was in his grill.
MOST MEMORABLE TRACK STORY: When I was at Victory Circle club in 2015 when there was a fuel mileage race. It all started with Joey Logano ran of of gas then with two laps Kyle Busch was the new leader until he ran of of fuel on the last lap. Matt Kenseth took the lead and won his first Pocono race victory.
HOW MANY RACES HAVE YOU BEEN TO: 14
FAVORITE PART OF POCONO RACEWAY: The Tweet-up because you will have lots of fun when drivers come in the tweetup. And you never know who will be there.
WHEN/HOW/WHY DID YOU GET INTERESTED IN RACING: I started in 2011 when I watched my first race on tv. It was the 2011 Daytona 500. It was when Trevor Bayne upset the field to win the Daytona 500 because I want to start a new hobby.
ADVICE FOR POCONO RACEWAY FANS: Be on look out for Driver Appearances throughout the fan zone.
FIRST JOB/FIRST CAR: In 2014, I had to sort through my 1:24 and 1:64 scale die-cast cars. And that’s why I started to collect NASCAR diecast cars.
WHAT DRIVER WOULD YOU LIKE TO MEET AND WHY: I would have to pick Chase Elliott because he has a good father named Bill Elliott.