Homestead-Miami Speedway, where champions are crowned. This is the third year in a row I was covering the NASCAR Championship race. This time for NBC Sports, It was a little different than covering the race for an editorial client. The images were going to be used across social media to share images to fans during the race weekend. It allowed me to have a little more creative freedom as to what I photographed.
Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr. and Jeff Gordon where racing for the championship. It was an emotional weekend for Jeff Gordon as this would be his last race of his career, as he will be retiring from racing. There is no doubt that he will be a first round ballot into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Plenty of racing legends showed up to the track to pay their respects to legend Jeff Gordon. IndyCar legend Mario Andretti and F1 Champion Lewis Hamilton where both in attendance.
I spent most of pre-race photographing Jeff Gordon as swarms of people waited outside of his hauler looking to get just a glimpse of the legend. Just as driver introductions where to start, the Florida skies opened up and put the race on an hour delay. That was ok with me, because I photographed one of my favorite images from the weekend, as Jeff Gordon shared a moment with Mario Andretti.
As the drivers race into the sunset, I made my way to the back stretch to create some vibrant sunset pictures of the top drivers raced for the checkered flag.
Kyle Busch pulled away from Kevin Harvick with 25 laps to go and won the race and the 2015 Championship. Congrats Kyle.
Only 90 days until Daytona!