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With the bulk of the motorsports I shot this year being NHRA drag racing I was unable to cover as many Off Road races and NASCAR as I usually used to do. With that in mind I combined the two motorsports into my latest installment of my “Best of 2011″ series. Strap in and hold on…

Below, Feb 10, 2011; Daytona Beach, FL, USA; NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Danica Patrick during media day at Daytona International Speedway.

Nikon D3S, 70-200mm, 2500iso, f2.8, 1/200th, Manual

Below, Feb 13, 2011; Daytona Beach, FL, USA; Kyle Busch jokingly pretending to kick the car of Tony Stewart as he drives towards him during qualifying for the Daytona 500 at the Daytona International Speedway.

Nikon D3S, 70-200mm, 400iso, f4.5, 1/2500th, Manual

Below, Feb 16, 2011; Daytona Beach, FL, USA; The car of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kurt Busch sits in the garage as it reflects in a puddle of water during a rain delay to practice for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 125iso, f3.2, 1/1000th, Manual

Below, Feb 16, 2011; Daytona Beach, FL, USA; Smoke comes from the engine of the car driven by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Casey Mears after blowing during practice for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.

Nikon D3S, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f4, 1/8000th,Aperture Priority

Below, Feb 18, 2011; Daytona Beach, FL, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kasey Kahne sits strapped into his car during practice for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.

Nikon D3S, 24-70mm, 4000iso, f4, 1/320th, Aperture Priority

Below, Feb 19, 2011; Daytona Beach, FL, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Juan Pablo Montoya during practice for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.

Nikon D3S, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority

Below, Feb 20, 2011; Daytona Beach, FL, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series fans watch from near the catch fence as the field of drivers race towards turn one during the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.

Nikon D3S, 850mm, 800iso, f5.6, 1/32-0th, Aperture Priority

Below, Feb 20, 2011; Daytona Beach, FL, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Trevor Bayne celebrates with his crew after winning the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.

Nikon D3S, 600mm, 2000iso, f4, 1/2000th, Manual

Below, Feb 20, 2011; Daytona Beach, FL, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Trevor Bayne celebrates with the giant trophy after winning the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.

Nikon D700, 400mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/320th, Manual

Below, Mar. 5, 2011; Las Vegas, NV, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Matt Kenseth during practice for the Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Nikon D3S, 70-200mm, 1250iso, f4, 1/640th, Aperture Priority

Below, Mar. 6, 2011; Las Vegas, NV, USA; A massive crowd looks on as the car of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Marcos Ambrose goes through tech inspection prior to the Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 200iso, f4, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority

Below, Mar. 6, 2011; Las Vegas, NV, USA; A wide angle view as NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers race through turn two during the Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Nikon D700, 14mm, 500iso, f5, 1/1250th, Manual

Below, Mar. 6, 2011; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Detailed view of the side of the car of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Gordon after crashing during the Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 500iso, f5, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority

Below, Mar. 6, 2011; Las Vegas, NV, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Carl Edwards celebrates with a backflip after winning the Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Nikon D3S, 400mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/1000th, Manual

Below, Mar. 19, 2011; Chandler, AZ, USA;  LOORRS pro four driver Rick Huseman flies over the finish line jump as he wins during round one at Firebird International Raceway.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 100iso, f5, 1/640th, Aperture Priority

Below, Mar. 19, 2011; Chandler, AZ, USA;  LOORRS pro two driver Marty Hart leads Rodrigo Ampudia during round one at Firebird International Raceway.

Nikon D3S, 400mm, 400iso, f5, 1/1000th, Manual

Below, Mar. 20, 2011; Chandler, AZ, USA;  A LOORRS official waves the checkered flag as UTV driver Corry Weller takes the win during round two at Firebird International Raceway.

Nikon D700, 400mm, 200iso, f3.5, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority

Below, Mar. 20, 2011; Chandler, AZ, USA;  A view through the safety net as LOORRS super lite driver Chad George sits in his truck during round two at Firebird International Raceway.

Nikon D3S, 24-70mm, 640iso, f3.2, 1/640th, Manual

Below, Mar. 20, 2011; Chandler, AZ, USA;  LOORRS pro two driver Jesse James puts his helmet on during round two at Firebird International Raceway.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 500iso, f2.8, 1/640th, Manual

Below, Mar. 20, 2011; Chandler, AZ, USA;  LOORRS pro two driver Robby Woods (99) gets crossed up over a jump as he leads Marty Hart (15) and Greg Adler during round two at Firebird International Raceway.

Nikon D3S, 400mm, 400iso, f5, 1/1000th, Manual

Below, Apr 16, 2011; Surprise, AZ USA; LOORRS driver Corey Sisler jumps past an inflatable lizard during round 3 at Speedworld Off Road Park.

Nikon D32, 400mm, 160iso, f4.5, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority

Below, Apr 16, 2011; Surprise, AZ USA; LOORRS pro lite unlimited driver Austin Kimbrell (right) flips off Ryan Beat after spinning out during round 3 at Speedworld Off Road Park.

Nikon D3S, 24-70mm, 320iso, f5, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority

Below, Apr 17, 2011; Surprise, AZ USA; LOORRS driver Greg Adler (10) leads John Gaston (23) and Nick Tyree (91) during round 4 at Speedworld Off Road Park.

Nikon D700, 400mm, 250iso, f5, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority

Below, Jul. 1, 2011; Daytona Beach, FL, USA; The grandstands glow orange as they reflect the setting sun as NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Brad Keselowski (22) leads the field during the Subway Jalapeno 250 at Daytona International Speedway.

Nikon D3S, 850mm, 2000iso, f5.6, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority

Below, Jul. 2, 2011; Daytona Beach, FL, USA; Flames come from the car of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Andy Lally as he pits during the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.

Nikon D3S, 850mm, 6400iso, f5.6, 1/500th, Manual

Below, Oct. 21, 2011; Talladega, AL, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kyle Busch pulls into the garage after blowing a tire and crashing during practice for the Good Sam Club 500 at the Talladega Superspeedway.

Nikon D3S, 70-200mm, 200iso, f4, 1/1250th, Manual

Below, Oct. 22, 2011; Talladega, AL, USA; Smoke pours from the truck of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Jamie Dick after blowing an engine during the Coca Cola 250 at the Talladega Superspeedway.

Nikon D3S, 850mm, 640iso, f5.6, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority

Below, Nov. 5, 2011; Las Vegas, NV USA; Kevin Huseman drives the the truck of LOORRS driver Rick Huseman during a pre-race memorial ceremony prior to round 13 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Rick Huseman died in a plane crash along with his brother Jeff Huseman.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 200iso, f5.6, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority

Below, Nov. 5, 2011; Las Vegas, NV USA; LOORRS pro 4 unlimited driver Carl Renezeder (17) and Kyle Leduc (99) take the green flag during round 13 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 320iso, f5, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority

Below, Nov. 5, 2011; Las Vegas, NV USA; LOORRS pro 4 unlimited driver Kyle Leduc takes the checkered flag to win round 13 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 320iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority

Below, Nov. 5, 2011; Las Vegas, NV USA; LOORRS pro buggy unlimited driver Scott Viers (88) collides in the air with Wade Wyman during round 13 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Nikon D3S,400mm, 500iso, f5, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority

Below, Nov. 5, 2011; Las Vegas, NV USA; The nearby mountains are illuminated by the setting sun as LOORRS pro 2 unlimited drivers run on track during round 13 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Nikon D700, 70-200mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/640th, Aperture Priority

Below, Nov. 5, 2011; Las Vegas, NV USA; LOORRS pro 2 unlimited driver Jeremy McGrath (left) leads the field during round 13 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Nikon D700, 70-200mm, 640iso, f4, 1/640th, Aperture Priority

Below, Nov. 6, 2011; Las Vegas, NV USA; LOORRS pro 4 unlimited driver Carl Renezeder (17) leads the field over a jump during round 14 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Nikon D700, 70-200mm, 250iso, f4, 1/6400th, Aperture Priority

Below, Nov. 18, 2011; Homestead, FL, USA; A lizard sits on the wall as NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers race past during the Ford 200 at Homestead Miami Speedway.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 6400iso, f5.6, 1/1250th, Manual

Below, Nov. 19, 2010; Homestead, FL, USA; NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Danica Patrick races down the backstretch as the sun sets during the Ford 300 at Homestead Miami Speedway.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 2000iso, f3.5, 1/12500th, Manual

Below, Nov. 19, 2010; Homestead, FL, USA; NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers drive through turn one as the sun sets under caution during the Ford 300 at Homestead Miami Speedway.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual

Below, Nov. 20, 2011; Homestead, FL, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Carl Edwards greets the fans prior to the Ford 400 at Homestead Miami Speedway.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/640th, Manual

Below, Nov. 20, 2011; Homestead, FL, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Trevor Bayne (21) and Juan Pablo Montoya (42) race beneath a rainbow during the Ford 400 at Homestead Miami Speedway.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 3200iso, f5.6, 1/5000th, Aperture Priority

Below, Nov. 20, 2011; Homestead, FL, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Carl Edwards follows the pace car under caution during the Ford 400 at Homestead Miami Speedway.

Nikon D3S, 400mm, 2500iso, f2.8, 1/800th, Manual

Below, Nov. 20, 2011; Homestead, FL, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Tony Stewart celebrates after winning the 2011 championship and the Ford 400 at Homestead Miami Speedway.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 2000iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual

Below, Dec. 10, 2011; Chandler, AZ, USA; LOORRS pro four unlimited driver Johnny Greaves takes a jump during round 15 at Firebird International Raceway.

GoPro2, 2.5mm, 100iso, f2.8, 1/2332th, Auto

Below, Dec. 10, 2011; Chandler, AZ, USA; Onboard view from the truck of LOORRS pro two unlimited driver Robby Woods as dirt and mud flies during round 15 at Firebird International Raceway.

GoPro2, 2.5mm, 100iso, f2.8, 1/2014th, Auto

Below, Dec. 10, 2011; Chandler, AZ, USA;  Confetti flies as LOORRS pro four unlimited drivers celebrate on the podium during round 15 at Firebird International Raceway.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 200iso, f4.5, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority

Below, Dec. 10, 2011; Chandler, AZ, USA;  LOORRS flagman waves the checkered flag for pro lite driver Brian Deegan as he wins round 15 at Firebird International Raceway.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 200iso, f3.2, 1/5000th, Aperture Priority

Below, Dec. 10, 2011; Chandler, AZ, USA;  The sun shines on the face of LOORRS super lite driver Drew Britt during round 15 at Firebird International Raceway.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/640th, Manual

Below, Dec. 10, 2011; Chandler, AZ, USA;  LOORRS pro two unlimited driver Brian Deegan leads Rodrigo Ampudia during round 15 at Firebird International Raceway.

Nikon D3S, 400mm, 640iso, f4.5, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority

Below, Dec. 10, 2011; Chandler, AZ, USA;  LOORRS pro two unlimited driver Phil Bollman (65) goes off track after contact with Nick Tyree (91) during round 15 at Firebird International Raceway.

Nikon D3S, 400mm, 640iso, f4.5, 1/640th, Aperture Priority

Below, Dec. 11, 2011; Chandler, AZ, USA; Onboard view from the truck of LOORRS pro two unlimited driver Robby Woods as Kyle LeDuc jumps on the inside during the Lucas Oil Challenge Cup at Firebird International Raceway.

GoPro2, 2.5mm, 100iso, f2.8, 1/1440th, Auto

Below, Dec. 11, 2011; Chandler, AZ, USA;  Flames from the exhaust wrap around the rear wheel on the truck of LOORRS pro four unlimited driver Johnny Greaves as he takes a jump during the Lucas Oil Challenge Cup at Firebird International Raceway.

Nikon D3S, 400mm, 400iso, f4, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority

And that wraps up my best of Off Road/NASCAR for 2011. In case you’re wondering where all the cool crash photos are, they will be in my final Best of 2011 blog which is my Best of Crash and Burn. Up next though is my second to last Best of 2011 blog, the Best of Drag Racing!

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One Response to “Best of 2011: Best Off Road/NASCAR Photos”

  1. Kyle Wells says:

    How did you first get into shooting with lucas? I have been shootin the ultra4 rockracing series for a couple years and would love the opportunity to shoot at a Lucas Oil race. Also on alot of your lucas shots I noticed it was mounted to the car (obviously) What mounts are you using? And im assuming your triggering via PW? Thanks for any and all info you can give me!

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