We have long said we have the best fans in motorsports at Pocono Raceway and we will occasionally utilize this space to share their stories in our Fan Spotlight.
HOMETOWN: Slatedale, PA
FAMILY, KIDS & PETS: Mom & Dad: Debbie & Paul; Two sisters: Julie & Jennifer
FAVORITE DRIVER: Chase Elliott
FUNNIEST TRACK STORY: The Pennsylvania 400 weekend in 2016 was an experience I will never forget. The first race I had been able to attend had been postponed to Monday due to rain. That Monday, shortly after the race had started, fog rolled in and it was a scene of something I have never seen before. You couldn’t even see the front straightaway from the grandstands! We then had to evacuate because of a weather warning, but being at the track was still an unforgettable first time experience!
MOST MEMORABLE TRACK STORY: My whole family and I were fortunate enough to all be able to attend the 2017 Pocono 400 together as a family this year. My dad and I had gotten Pit Passes for my 16th birthday and it was the best present I could have asked for! I got autographs and pictures with many different drivers and was lucky enough to have Chase Elliott sign my NAPA hat! During driver intros, I was able to get an autograph and picture with Ryan Blaney, who later went on to win the race!
HOW MANY RACES HAVE YOU BEEN TO: 2; Pennsylvania 400 – 2016 & Pocono 400 – 2017
FAVORITE PART OF POCONO RACEWAY: The complexity and uniqueness of the track itself. It always allows for an entertaining race!
WHEN/HOW/WHY DID YOU GET INTERESTED IN RACING: I became interested in racing when my dad and uncle took me to experience my first live race at Pocono in 2016.
ADVICE FOR POCONO RACEWAY FANS: If you are able to attend a race at Pocono, it will surely not disappoint! Live and experience the day in the moment and don’t be afraid to make memories you will never forget!
FIRST JOB/FIRST CAR: I just turned 16, so I don’t have my own car yet. But for when I do, I’m a Chevy girl!
WHAT DRIVER WOULD YOU LIKE TO MEET AND WHY: Chase Elliott. The Elliott name is legendary in racing. Chase is a down to earth, genuine person. For only being in his second year of full time cup racing, Chase is a very skilled driver that succeeds well on the track!