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.
Gerald from France
Q: How did you become interested in NASCAR?
A: I was a rally driver in France and interested in motorsports, so figured why not NASCAR?
Q: How do you follow races in your home country?
A: I watch on “AB MOTEUR” TV
Q: Who is your favorite driver and why?
A: I think it’s Danica Patrick, because “Women are the future of Man” and she is a “challenge” and I love “challenges.” And, of course, I follow your best driver in INDYCAR too and he’s French 🙂 — Simon Pagenaud.
Q: Why did you choose to come to Pocono Raceway?
A: We are traveling to the USA for the first time and will be in New York City around the time of the race.
Q: How long have you been planning this trip?
A: For almost six months
Q: Are you doing anything else in the United States during your stay?
A: Yes. We will visit New York City and the West Coast. It’s the first important travel for our little family and it’s our 20th wedding anniversary.
Q: What are you most excited for about race weekend?
A: The atmosphere, the end of the race and visiting the Pit/Paddock area.
Pocono Raceway will host seven major events in 2017, including two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup events 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.