A little bit o' NASCAR

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  1. pixeldawg

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    I, for many years, shot the pits for the AP at Talladega Superspeedway and at other tracks around the country. I found the atmosphere exciting to shoot and generally great to work around as far as the people we were photographing. I made both of these shots in one day at Talladega and have both of them as part of a sports portfolio that's online. The first is of Sterling Marlin's crew chief and car owner celebrating their victory and the next is a shot of Neil Bonnett's last race at Talladega. Neil was in front of Ted Muskgrave when the "air" left his spoiler, leaving the car uncontrollable. Bonnett flipped at least 6 times and took out a HUGE swath of grand-stand fence as well. The race was stopped ("Red Flagged") for two hours while the track staff fixed the fence. Amazingly, Bonnette walked away from the wreck.

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    WOW! That second picture is both great AND scary. I went to the race @ Homestead this year for the sprint cup and know exactly what you mean about the atmosphere. It was great. Unfortunately, I didnt have Pit access, but had front row access. You can see some of the pics in my flickr account below.
     
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    Oh snap! I hope everyone is okay from that second shot!

    (Edit: Oh....I got caught up in the shot and didn't read first. Glad to hear he walked away!)
     
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    Cool! I'll be sure to take a look! THanks for your interest and comments, folks! I appreciate it!
     

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