Wow, long headline. At least my long headline will help readers find my blog and images.
I didn’t get many views or comments on my truck race coverage, granted it was somewhat un-inspiring image-wise and the fans don’t seem to be very interested in the Camping World Truck series anyway, so I guess I shouldn’t expect too much.
The NASCAR Nationwide Series is a little bit more popular than the trucks even though a lot of the drivers are the same.
I still struggled a bit with my creativity on this set, in some cases resorting to just getting cars-on-track shots, but at least I tried to use shots with nice afternoon sunlight or flames coming from the exhaust. So, on with the show.
Some would say this was the Carl Edwards show, and rightly so as he was fast all day and took home the big prize.
Carl Edwards jumps out of his Copart car in victory lane.
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You know if Carl Edwards wins there will be no smoky on-track burn-outs, but the signature move, the Carl Edwards backflip.
The checkered flag, the setting sun, the long shadows, it’s almost picture perfect.
You just gotta love it when you stick the landing.
It would seem that the show was all about Carl Edwards, but for the first time this season another circus was in town, the media circus that usually follows Danica Patrick, driver of the No. 7 GoDaddy car around.
Danica doesn’t seem to mind all the press folks following her around and sticking cameras in her face all the time, or maybe it’s just that she is getting used to it by now.
Sometimes Danica can make funny faces when asked goofy question about her personal life, but she is always entertaining to watch.
Here she is tipping her head to avoid bumping into my watermark.
At this point in the race Danica’s car is nice and dent-free with only tire-goo and track dirt on it.
As the race would wear on, as you can see by the front of her car she was doing a little bit of bumping and grinding out there on the track.
Going from bright sun into the shadows of turn one must be tough during race conditions, but it make nice images.
I liked this shot of her car with the sunlight and the flames, a nice clean shot for the magazine editors.
Kyle Busch runs in the Camping World Truck Series, the NASCAR Nationwide Series and the Sprint Cup Series, shown here in his Nationwide car with his crew trying to make it hard for the photographers like me to get good shots. Or maybe they are just talking to him about car setup and trying to keep the sun out of his eyes, but it makes my job difficult, so I whine about it.
Here is Kyle’s Nationwide car on track diving into the shadows of turn one.
Or hard on the gas and pushing out close to the wall coming out of turn two.
Here is Ricky Stenhouse Jr. working turn three and four in the afternoon sun.
Rising star Cole Whitt driving the Red Bull Toyota hard out of turn two.
But in the end, Carl Edwards won the big prize.