We have long said we have the best fans in motorsports at Pocono Raceway.Twice a month we will utilize this space to share their stories in our Fan Spotlight. If you would like to be featured, please e-mail Kevin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Name: Dennis R.
Hometown: Dingmans Ferry, PA.
Occupation: HVAC & Sheet Metal Mechanic.
Family, Kids, Pets: Wife, Helen and 3 children, Jennifer, Jeniene and Patrick.
Question: What is your most memorable story at Pocono Raceway?
Answer: I was helping out the pit crew on the day when Corey LaJoie won the ARCA Series race in 2013. I was able to celebrate with the team in victory lane. That was an experience I will never forget.
Question: What is your funniest story at Pocono Raceway?
Answer: We took our granddaughters to their first race in 2014 and they were Dale Earnhardt Jr. fans. We had told our granddaughters before race started, if Dale Jr. wins and Greg Biffle (my favorite driver) finishes in top five we will treat them to Dairy Queen on way home. Well Dale won and Greg Biffle finished 5th! It was so much fun rooting back and forth until the last lap with our granddaughters, we had a priceless day. (We still would have gone to Dairy Queen either way.)
Question: When and why did you get interested in racing?
Answer: I always liked cars as a kid, everything from hot wheels, slot cars and model cars. Then when our son was born he went nuts for NASCAR and it just grew from there.
Question: What is some advice you would like to give possible first time Pocono Raceway fans?
Answer: Best advice for first time fans would be definitely get the Pit/Paddock Pass. You can’t get a better type of pass at any other track. The access you get with the Pit/Paddock Pass is awesome.
Question: What driver would you like to one day meet and why?
Answer: I have met many drivers in my day since my Godson was involved in racing for 20 years. I think if I could sit and talk with one it would have to be, The King Richard Petty, I would like to thank him for all he has done for NASCAR.
Question: What is one cool fact or talent about yourself you would like to share?
Answer: My talent is photography, I’m not a professional but I love taking pictures at the races.
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