Sports by Randy Charles Morin.
Copyright 2005-10 Randy Charles Morin
Owned by Rapid Spiral Development Inc.
Fenceline view, inside turn 4, of Denny Hamlin winning the Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono racetrack.
I need a better video camera.
Because of the rain out on Sunday, we had fence line seating at the Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway on August 3rd.
Also because of the rain out, all infield guest were allowed in the pit area, grandstand and fan zone. No charge. You could sit feet behind the pit areas.
Unfortunately, Nextel had closed down there usually free WiFi area in the fan zone and left. How was I gonna get my work done? I walked around the fan zone for 20 minutes before I found an open signal coming called T88. I assumed that meant Team 88 (a Dale Jr trailer?). I found it. Thanks to Dale Jr and team for letting me work for an hour before the race outside their merchant trailer.
Saturday morning, August 1st was final practice for the Pennsylvania 500. On the first lap and before we had finished breakfast, Tony Stewart hit the wall in turn 3 (where we were).
Saturday was also the Pennsylvania ARCA 200 at Pocono Raceway. We had infield seats for the weekend, but everybody from the infield was allowed in the pit area, grandstand and fan fair (no cost).
I have to thank Sprint Nextel for the free Internet. This allowed me to catch up on my emails and maintaining the Talk-Sports website.
It had been raining all weekend and both (ARCA and Sprint) Friday qualifying sessions were cancelled. Our own RV site was overwhelmed with water and we moved our RV to occupy the dry spot of two adjacent sites.
Last weekend, we attended the NASCAR race at Pocono Raceway, a.k.a. the Pennsylvania 500. The next two pics are of us in the tunnel (under the track) and coming out of the tunnel inside the raceway.
It had been raining all week and the infield had more than one unplanned pond.
We parked in the 2nd row of RVs in turn 3 (the money turn).
This last weekend, we camped in the middle of the Pocono Raceway and watched the Pennsylvania 500. The experience was awesome and we'll be doing this again every year. The infield camping area was a party. We watched the races from our motorhome's roof and from the infield fence-line. My kids cheered on Mark Martin, Dale Jr. and Jimmie Johnson. All three racers did well. Martin could've gambled on fuel to win the race, but took the safe route. Both Dale and Jimmy placed in the top 5. The kids will remember that weekend for the rest of their lives. I'm thinking Daytona and Indianapolis are in my future.