I know a lot of people think Pocono Raceway is a has-been, needs fewer races, needs to be gone – I’m not one of those people.
|Kasey Kahne on pit road|
I love this place! I’m not sure if it’s because of all the racing – of course, the Truck Series race at Pocono is pretty awesome! – but it’s definitely because of the pit/paddock pass.
|Jennifer Jo Cobb in "The Zoo"|
Head over to the garage area – which I refer to as “The Zoo” – and watch the teams prep the cars; sometimes you get lucky and find a driver or two.
Head out to pit road and watch your favorite drivers wheel around the 2.5-mile “Tricky Triangle.”
Head back to the garage area and see the cars going through tech.
|The tech area|
What’s really cool about the pass is the price - $50 for the weekend (plus your grandstand tickets).
That’s right – three days of getting that close to the action. There are other tracks that offer pit/paddock passes, but not for that price.
How close to the action can you get? Here are some more photos from this August:
|Tire test - Darrell Wallace Jr.|
|Ron Hornaday Jr.|
all photos: paulathompsonfreelance.com