Tag: Danica Patrick

NASCAR: Media Day

I am currently sitting on a patio in downtown Daytona Beach where it’s 65 degrees and not a cloud in the sky. Sorry, friends and family stuck in the cold. I am down here for 14 days to cover my 6th Daytona 500. The Daytona 500 is the Super Bowl of NASCAR, the biggest race of the year where everyone is watching. I am very fortunate enough to work with another great crew from USA Today.

Here are my favorite images from media day.

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NASCAR: Sprint Unlimited-Practice

The Sprint Unlimited formally known as the Budweiser Shootout, is an invitation only race take kicks off Speedwek for the Daytona 500. Only 28 cars are in the race compared to 43 in the Daytona 500. I was super excited for Fridays practice as it started at 5pm and the sun has been setting around 6pm, so I knew that would make for some killer pictures.

On with the photos.

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NASCAR: Daytona 500-Media Day

The Daytona 500 Media Day is very similar to the Super Bowl Media Day, where the drivers spend hours doing television and print interviews. As this event isn’t really meant for photographers it’s a great opportunity to knock out headshots of drivers for the upcoming year.

Once I got to work, I was quickly frustrated with crappy backgrounds and light that was hitting the drivers that was causing crazy shadows. Instead of getting more frustrated I just told my self, it’s what I make of it, which is true for everything. So I put my game face and went to work.

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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.

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