NASCAR brings hauler parade to Harrisburg

NASCAR teams made a stop in Harrisburg Thursday morning on their way to the Pocono 400.

Racing haulers from various NASCAR Sprint Cup teams were staged at the Farm Show Complex for public viewing this morning.

Wanda Smith made plans a few weeks ago to make sure she would be able to attend.

“I took a half-day off from work,” Smith said. “I love NASCAR, and this is something I wanted to bring my stepson to.”

Jason Taggart drives a hauler for Penske Racing. He said his first trip to Harrisburg was a good experience.

“For our first time here, there were hundreds of people,” Taggart said. “We hope to come back next year.”

The hauler parade also made its way to the Capitol Complex, where the trucks paused for pictures as they passed the Capitol building.

The event marked the first time an official hauler parade came through Pennsylvania. It offered hundreds of racing fans the opportunity to see the team haulers up close.

Local officials said they are working with NASCAR and Pocono Raceway to bring the parade back to Harrisburg next year.

The Pocono 400 is this weekend in Long Pond, Pennsylvania.

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