What was this writer about NASCAR doing at an IndyCar event? Having the time of her life!

NASCAR is my home, where my Motorsports career began and thrives, but at Drafting the Circuits we cover all of the “Big 3” – NASCAR, Formula 1, and IndyCar.

So, when IndyCar made a stop at my home track, Pocono International Raceway, I was there.

This was my second IndyCar race at Pocono and, not being considered a novice any longer, I quickly got back into the groove.

IndyCar is, in a word, fabulous.

There, I stated it.

NASCAR is terrific and will always be my home, but IndyCar is a fantastic series with so much access, positive vibes galore, and a hominess that is unparalleled.

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I implore you all to start watching if you do not already. The racing this season is top-notch and, with the second half of the season already underway, the championship is anyone’s!

Furthermore, if you are able to attend an IndyCar race this season – do it!

Here was my view from Pocono Raceway for the Verizon IndyCar Series’ Pocono IndyCar 500.

As the drivers get out of their cars from their qualifying efforts, a ‘bullpen’ is set up for them to stop at and answer questions from the media. It is such a wonderful way to get their reactions.




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The top 3 qualifiers. Carlos Muñoz (P3), Juan Montoya (P1), and Will Power (P2). Montoya and Power were ribbing each other quite well in the press conference following qualifying!

Race day is wildly exciting. The action on the grid and pit road is pulsating. Fans are everywhere, drivers and crew are visible and accessible, and the atmosphere is good-natured and at times carnival-like. As always, Pocono Raceway stays committed to honoring our men and women in uniform.


The cars are sleek, sexy, and so dang fast!

























Victory Lane with winner Juan (Pablo) Montoya and the podium, the always dimpled Helio Castroneves (2nd) and young gun Carlos Muñoz (3rd).





Winner of the IndyCar Pocono 500 Juan Montoya, Runner-up Helio Castroneves, and 3rd place Carlos Muñoz being congratulated by Pocono International Raceway’s President and CEO Brandon Igdalsky.






It’s a wholly different vibe in IndyCar than NASCAR and they both have merit, bring great entertainment, and world-class racing. I could not pick one over the other, I just feel lucky to know that both are around for me to watch and cover for Drafting the Circuits.