The Pocono Raceway Fan Council was created to improve the overall fan experience for race fans both at and away from the track. During race weekends members of our current Fan Council are positioned all around ‘The Tricky Triangle’ with the goal of helping other fans with any questions they may have during their visit. Leading up to our 2019 event season we will feature members of our Fan Council via these blog posts to help everyone get to know our great members of the Pocono Raceway Fan Council. For more information on our Fan Council Click Here.
Name: Rob Nebinger
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA.
Family: My wife, Tina
Occupation: IT Project Manager
Favorite Driver, and why: I have a few favorite drivers, but we cheer for Martin Truex Jr. because he is the local guy.
Question: How many years have you served on the Pocono Raceway Fan Council?
Answer: This is my second year.
Question: What was the main reason you wanted to join the Pocono Raceway Fan Council?
Answer: The main reason I joined was to help fans with questions and concerns. Also to encourage fans to come the track so I can share what I really enjoy, racing.
Question: What has been the most rewarding part of being on the Pocono Raceway Fan Council?
Answer: Helping the fans, if it be solving any issues or just directing them to the right place. I want to make everyone I encounter enjoy their race weekend as much as possible and hopefully have them come back again.
Question: How did you become a fan of racing/ Pocono Raceway?
Answer: I had a place down by the shore and my neighbor was a huge Earnhardt fan so I started watching in 1993. I went to Dover a few times in 1994 to 1996 and have been into racing ever since. My wife and I were invited to Pocono Raceway in 2016 by Kyle and Samantha Busch. I fell in love with the track right then and there.
Question: What is your favorite Pocono Raceway memory?
Answer: Being guest of Kyle and Samantha Busch and even watching the race on the pit box with Samantha, totally amazing.
Question: Why should someone who has never been to a NASCAR/IndyCar race do so at Pocono Raceway?
Answer: It’s a track that truly cares for its fans and I think that is more than enough. Oh, and their mascot Tricky is awesome!
Question: What advice would you give to a first-time Pocono Raceway visitor?
Answer: Visit the Fan Welcome Center in Fan Fair. There, we can get them all setup for the weekend!
Question: If you were the host of a legendary #PoconoStyle tailgate in the infield who are 3 NASCAR/IndyCar personalities (past or present) you would invite?
Answer: Richard Petty, Rusty Wallace, and Martin Truex Jr.
Question: Besides being a race fan, what other hobbies do you enjoy?
Answer: Watching all the Philadelphia sports teams, working on cars, and being with family.
Question: Anything additional you would like to share?
Answer: Pocono Rocks!