How NASCAR, Pocono Raceway and Twitter made fan’s dream come true

Eric Webler remembers vividly the first time he went to Pocono Raceway.

Just 10 years old at the time, Webler, now 24, can recall the date in a split second.

It was Sunday, June 10, 2007. His favorite Hot Wheels and diecast collectible cars came to life in front of his eyes for the first time. The shear speed of the cars going nearly 200 mph always kept Webler glued to the TV for races, now he got to witness it firsthand.

Webler saw Tony Stewart, his favorite driver, finish fifth in the Pocono 500. As a kid Webler’s favorite color was orange, so he quickly grew to love Stewart and the bright orange No. 20 Home Depot Chevy.

Again at the Tricky Triangle on Sunday, June 27, 2021, Webler had an experience he’ll never forget.

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