Good morning from Pocono Raceway. This is my first visit to the Tricky Triangle and so far, it lives up to expectations. The scenery here is gorgeous. Once we entered western Pennsylvania, the scenery became prettier each mile we drove. By the time we hit the Poconos, it looked like something off of a post card (remember those?).
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As you read this, I am well on my way to Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. My plan was to leave Nashville at 4:00 this morning. Susan is sitting this one out due to her not having that much vacation time left with her job. So, I’m heading to Indianapolis and meeting up with our good friend Paul Dalbey of More Front Wing, who will be coming from his home in Illinois. From there, we’ll be riding together in my Honda which gets better mileage that his car. We’ll head across Ohio and most of Pennsylvania until we arrive at Pocono around dinner time this evening.
This weekend, I’m heading to Pocono Raceway for the ABC Supply 500. Unfortunately, I won’t have Susan with me on this trip. She is just about out of vacation time, so she is sitting this one out. This will be my first visit to The Tricky Triangle, but this will be the sixth Verizon IndyCar event weekend I’ve been to this season (counting Indianapolis 500 qualifying as an event).
Last weekend, Susan and I were treated to another visit by our good friend Paul Dalbey, formerly of More Front Wing. Last year, Paul came down about this same time and stayed with us. This year, he brought his (much) better-half – his girlfriend Kelli. Suffice it to say that Kelli’s presence made Paul’s visit much more enjoyable for us this year.
It has now been a couple of days since it was announced that Bryan Clauson succumbed to the injuries he sustained in a crash last Saturday night. Since Doug Boles and Kevin Miller announced his passing early Monday morning, tributes and accolades have been pouring in from all corners of the racing world.
While it has not been officially announced, all signs are now pointing towards Gateway Motorsports Park joining the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule. It had been rumored for a few months, but Robin Miller felt good enough about it to write an article saying it was all but a done deal.