NASCAR Sprint Cup – SUBWAY Fresh Fit 600 April 10, 2010 Phoenix International Raceway

Make no mistake this is a show on a grand scale, the coordination and production that go into this event is over the top.

NASCAR Sprint Cup - SUBWAY Fresh Fit 600

Joey Logano’s No. 20 Home Depot Toyota comes off the hauler as the Sprint Cup teams arrive at Phoenix International Raceway.

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NASCAR Sprint Cup - SUBWAY Fresh Fit 600

One of the crew members of the No. 98 Paul Menard’s Moen / Menards Ford team looks through the garage in the fading afternoon light.

NASCAR Sprint Cup - SUBWAY Fresh Fit 600

Kevin Harvicks’s No. 29 Shell / Pennzoil Chevrolet sits in the garage area after the teams unload.

NASCAR Sprint Cup - SUBWAY Fresh Fit 600

Joey Logano’s crew members discuss the setup for the No. 20 Home Depot Toyota.

NASCAR Sprint Cup - SUBWAY Fresh Fit 600

Carl Edwards No. 99 SUBWAY sponsored car gets ready for an inspection by NASCAR officials.

NASCAR Sprint Cup - SUBWAY Fresh Fit 600

I blew my focus point on this one, but it turns out the crew member working on the car through the wheel opening happened to be right at the plane of focus and it made a fantastic image for me.

NASCAR Sprint Cup - SUBWAY Fresh Fit 600

Kurt Busch takes his No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge to the track for the first practice session.

NASCAR Sprint Cup - SUBWAY Fresh Fit 600

Mark Martin waits in the garage area as the GoDaddy.com team makes adjustments to the No. 5 Chevrolet during a practice session.

NASCAR Sprint Cup - SUBWAY Fresh Fit 600

I was trying some panning shots on the cars during a mid-day practice session and this one of Mark Martin in the No. 5 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet between the light poles and through the catch-fence came out really nice.

NASCAR Sprint Cup - SUBWAY Fresh Fit 600

Jimmie Johnson was in the garage during a practice session and looked up at the speed charts and then back down at the engine of the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet and wondered if he could qualify well this time in Phoenix.

NASCAR Sprint Cup - SUBWAY Fresh Fit 600

On the morning of the actual race mostly the teams just polish the car and mill about to make the people who pay thousands of dollars to get into the garage area think they are really working on the cars. Turns out this guy was chasing the threads of the wheel studs on Mark Martin’s No. 5 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet.

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