The Chase Ended in Homestead, Florida where the 2013 NASCAR Champion would be crowned. Going into the race weekend everyone was predicting Jimmie Johnson to win his 6th NASCAR Championship and he did just that. I would put Jimmie in the category as one of the best NASCAR drivers ever. He has won 6 Championships in 12 years being in the sport. He also won five championships in a row from 2006-2010. Enjoy the photos.
After covering the New England Patriots vs Detroit Lions game the night before, I had an early wake up call to jump in the car and drive to Bristol, TN for Bristol Night Race. Bristol is an awesome track because super small so it’s easy to get around, it’s super loud and it causes all of the drivers to get a high temper. Let’s get on with the photos.
After covering midweek NASCAR Truck race in Eldora, I headed to Indianapolis to cover the Brickyard 400 at the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The race is usually single file with no crashes, but the history behind the Brickyard 400 is worth the coverage.
I got a phone call from my assignment editor on Monday evening seeing if I was available for a unique NASCAR event of course I said yes! For the first time in 43 years NASCAR was returning to its roots, racing on dirt. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series was heading to Eldora Speedway. Eldora Speedway founded in 1954, and is a half mile clay track.
Following the Philadelphia Eagles at Cleveland Browns game on Friday night I had to be in Bristol for the IRWIN Tools Night Race in Bristol, TN which started at 8:00pm Saturday night. After getting 5 hours of sleep on my buddies couch I woke up at 6am and was on the road, still half asleep to make the 6 hour drive from Cleveland to Bristol.
Thankfully I have Sirius radio in my car to help pass the time! After 346 miles and only one stop for gas and to use the restroom I was in Bristol. A quick stop at the hotel to shower and change and I was off to lunch at Buffalo Wild Wings. After passing a few hours there I was off to the track.