Corbett Kicks Off Pocono 400 Weekend with First-of-its-Kind NASCAR Hauler
Parade in Harrisburg
Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett today led
Pennsylvania’s first-of-its-kind hauler parade through Harrisburg, a unique
procession of NASCAR racecar haulers on their way to the Pocono 400. He was
joined by Pocono Raceway President and CEO Brandon Igdalsky, co-chairman of the
House Motorsports Caucus and State Representative John Payne (R-Dauphin) and
Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse.
Raceway is one of Pennsylvania’s great sports destinations that contributes
more than $250 million to the state’s economy,” said Corbett. “We’re thrilled
to welcome this first-of-its-kind NASCAR hauler parade to the streets of
Harrisburg to provide fans with an opportunity to see their favorite team
haulers and to get people excited for the Pocono 400.”
parade featured numerous trucks from various NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams. In
addition to transporting the racecars, a racing hauler is designed to be a
NASCAR driver’s ‘home away from home,’ serving multiple purposes on the road.
marks the first time an official hauler parade came through Pennsylvania and
offered NASCAR fans the opportunity to see team haulers up close, at no charge.
Fans were able to take pictures at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex &
Expo Center before the hauler parade drove around the Capitol Complex in
downtown Harrisburg, pausing in front of the State Capitol building.
loves NASCAR and it was exciting to see fans cheering on the haulers as they
passed through downtown Harrisburg today,” said Brandon Igdalsky, Pocono
Raceway President and CEO. “This is a great kickoff to what we think will be an
amazing weekend at the Pocono Raceway. Special thanks to the city of Harrisburg
for hosting today’s event.”
co-chairman of House Motorsports Caucus, I recognize the Pocono Raceway is both
a huge economic engine for Pennsylvania and a great place to see the race,”
said State Representative John Payne (R-Dauphin).
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