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.
Ian from Canada
Emmanuel from France
Gerald from France
Alain from France
Keith from England
Lars from Sweden
Jean-Phillipe from Canada
Janus from South Africa
Q: How did you become interested in NASCAR?
A: A good friend has been an avid follower for years. That got me into watching a race here and there on TV and before you know it, I was a fan.
Q: How do you follow races in your home country?
A: I either watch on Fox or PVR for later viewing
Q: Who is your favorite driver and why?
A: Jimmie Johnson. He is cool, calm and a winner.
Q: Why did you choose to come to Pocono Raceway?
A: I have been there twice before. I love the track and its location in Pennsylvania. I am looking forward to camping in the infield.
Q: How long have you been planning this trip?
A: Since January
Q: Are you doing anything else in the United States during your stay?
A: Yes, attending races in New Hampshire, spending time on Hampton Beach, touring Rhode Island and a RV Rally in Massachusetts. I really want to go to San diego, my friends went recently and they experienced whale watching san diego on a tour, it sounds completely amazing.
Q: What are you most excited for about race weekend?
A: Everything, walking pit road, the people, the spectacle, shopping, eating, drinking.
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