Tag: Daytona 500

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The day has finally come, the 56th running of the Daytona 500. After a week and a half of covering, practices, qualifying, Budweiser Duels, ARCA race, Camping World Truck Series, Xfinity Race it was time to shoot the Super Bowl of NASCAR. The Daytona 500!

I worked with three other photographers to cover the race, Peter Casey, Mike Dinovo and Jasen Vinlove. We arrived at the track at 8am, to avoid the traffic.

Due to lot happening the day before, we had to get out and make features around the track. Kyle Busch wouldn’t be racing in the Great American Race due to crashing in the Xfinity race and braking his leg. His brother Kurt, is suspended from NASCAR indefinitely.

I was assigned to cover storyline of Kurt and Kyle Busch. Showing, that the “Outlaw” won’t be racing and signs showing support of Kyle since he had surgery on his leg.

Please enjoy the photos.

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NASCAR: Daytona 500-Practice

In this blog I am going to feature my favorite photos from NASCAR Practices on Thursday the 19th and Friday the 20th and Saturday the 21st.

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NASCAR: Budweiser Duel 2

The Budweiser Duels are two races that set the field for the Daytona 500. The place to finished along with time and speed helps NASCAR make the starting grid.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the first Duel and Jimmy Johnson won the second.

Tonight is the Camping World Truck Race.

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 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers go past the start/finish line during practice for the The Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers go past the start/finish line during practice for the The Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway.

After covering NASCAR Media day inside a stuffy room with hundreds of people, it was very nice to get out into the Florida sunshine and shoot some NASCAR Practice. The photos below are combined Sprint Unlimited Practice and Daytona 500 practice from Friday night and Saturday.

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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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The Daytona 500 is the Super Bowl of NASCAR; after a week in half of practices and qualifying it was finally time for the Great American Race. We left the hotel at 8am to make sure we didn’t get stuck in traffic, but that didn’t happen. A mile and half away from the track we were stuck in bumper to bumper traffic due to the no police directing traffic.

Finally we got to the track and it was time shoot pre-race features.

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