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 read here
Emmanuel from France
Gerald from France
Alain from France
Keith from England
Lars from Sweden
Jean-Phillipe from Canada
Janus from South Africa
Emmanuel from France
Q: How did you become interested in NASCAR?
A: We became interested in NASCAR by Internet and television advertisements
Q: How do you follow races in your home country?
A: We can’t follow races in France because it doesn’t exist. We can see it only on the AB Moteurs TV Channel.
Q: Who is your favorite driver and why?
A: Our favorite driver is Jeff Gordon
Q: Why did you choose to come to Pocono Raceway?
A: We choose Pocono Raceway because it’s the race that matches with our vacation to the U.S. We are very proud to have our first experience with NASCAR be on your ‘Triangle!’ we bought the best coolers to make this next trip, we are extremely excited because we have heard a lot of good things about them and to be honest this time we really just want to enjoy ourselves.
Q: How long have you been planning this trip?
A: We have been planning this trip for three months
Q: Are you doing anything else in the United States during your stay?
A: We are doing a road trip in the eastern US.
Q: What are you most excited for about race weekend?
A: Discovering a NASCAR race. In France, we only have Formula 1 Racing
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.