09
Mar
Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 250iso, f5.6, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority Overall view of turns three and four of Phoenix International Raceway during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, the The Profit on CNBC 500.

After a thrilling victory by Dale Earnhardt Jr in the season opening Daytona 500, there was a lot of excitement and energy in the sport as the series made their first of two trips on the year to Phoenix International Raceway, the “Jewel in the Desert”. Continue on to check out all the cool images on the weekend at PIR!

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08
Jan
Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/2500th, Manual NHRA pro mod driver Tim Tindle lands in the grass on the other side of the wall setting off a violent series of end over end rolls.

We close out my Best of 2013 blogs with my best crash and burn images of 2013. It was a year filled with some wild action. Continue on to see it all!

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04
Mar
XXXXNASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Carl Edwards celebrates with a backflip after winning the Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

After two days of sunny skies we would arrive to the track on race day to overcast skies. While cloudy makes the long day less strenuous, Phoenix is one of the best tracks for nice light so it was a slight disappointment to not have the wonderful sun light to work with. On to the race!

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03
Mar
XXXXNASCAR K&N Pro Series West driver Kelly Admiraal (83) goes airborne after crashing into Dallas Montes (29) during the Talking Stick Resort 60 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Day two of racing at PIR would consist of some Sprint Cup practice followed by the Nationwide race only to be followed by one more race, the K&N Pro Series West. It was a rough and banging day in the desert so lets get to it.

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02
Mar
XXXXGrandstands sporadically filled with fans look on as NASCAR Mexico Series drivers go through turn one during the Toyota 120 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Been a year since I have covered NASCAR at my home track, Phoenix International Raceway. While I am not near into the sport like I used to be I figured with an open weekend I would go out to the track and have some fun shooting the traveling circus that is NASCAR!

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19
Apr

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After a nearly two month break from covering NASCAR it was finally time to get back to the track as the series made their first of two visits to my hometown of Phoenix. I am way behind on work so I almost didn’t post this blog so with that in mind there won’t be near as much of the background story like I typically do….sorry!

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11
Dec

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Keeping up a feature I began last year during the first year of my blog I once again bring you the best images of my 2009. First up on tap is my favorite celebration images of the year.

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Posted in ASU, Baseball, California, Diamondbacks, Drag Racing, Florida, Football, Indy Cars, IRL, Kansas, Las Vegas, MLB, NASCAR, NCAA, New York, NHRA, P.I.R., Racing, San Francisco, Sports, Texas, UFC, UFL   | 5 Comments
17
Nov

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After several weeks in the past few months on the road covering NASCAR it was great to have a weekend at home as NASCAR made their second stop of the year to the Phoenix International Raceway for the second to last race on the year. While PIR isn’t known for exciting races it is absolutely known in the motor sports photography world for some amazing light. Check it out.

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23
Apr

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After a few weeks of shooting baseball I was more than excited when NASCAR made its first visit of the year to the Valley of the Sun.  While the race itself usually isn’t very exciting, the light for shooting photos of the race that begins in the day and ends at night is typically amazing. With three races on tap for the weekend things were shaping up to be a fun, productive weekend at home for me.

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29
Dec

2008 was a good year for me covering NASCAR, and although for the second straight year I shot less races than the year before I feel I produced many more quality photos in the shorter time span. Continue reading to check out some of my favorite NASCAR photos from 2008. Be sure to click the photos with the INMOTION logo beneath to see the full sequence from the shots.

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