At Pocono Raceway, we draw fans from all over the world. Because of our geographic location and proximity to New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., international racing fans tend to use Pocono Raceway as their “home track.” We know they might only ever attend one race and we embrace this responsibility and opportunity on behalf of all motorsports to create a tremendous experience. We have been fortunate enough to hosts guests from at least 30 different counties. We asked a few of them to tell us their stories. For the next eight weeks, we will showcase these international Pocono Raceway fans.
Alain from France
Q: How did you become interested in NASCAR?
A: NASCAR is quite unknown as not practiced in EU since there are no proper track for this
Q: How do you follow races in your home country?
A: Motorsports channel in sports café
Q: Who is your favorite driver and why?
A: Jeff Gordon for his skills and his car.
Q: Why did you choose to come to Pocono Raceway?
A: It’s on our way at the right dates.
Q: How long have you been planning this trip?
A: For six months
Q: Are you doing anything else in the United States during your stay?
A: Yes. We will take a roadtrip from Miami to San Francisco for seven weeks.
Q: What are you most excited for about race weekend?
A: We will see a NASCAR race at least after so many years of dreaming about it.
Pocono Raceway will host seven major events in 2017, including two NASCAR and one Verizon IndyCar Series weekend. Tickets can be purchased on-line at www.poconoraceway.com, by calling 1-800-RACEWAY or in person at the Pocono Raceway Ticket Office on Long Pond Road. All tickets purchased in advanced from Pocono Raceway will be included in the Worry-Free Guarantee, ensuring you will be reimbursed face value of your tickets if Sunday’s race is postponed because of weather and you are unable to make the rescheduled date. For more information, please visit www.poconoraceway.com/guarantee.