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NASCAR is one of my favorite sports to shoot. In 2009 I found myself covering several more races than I initially planned at the start of the season. Thats a good thing though because it allowed me to get some pretty cool shots which makes for a better year in NASCAR photos! Enjoy.

Since all the images in this blog have already been discussed in their original race blogs and I am really far behind on editing I am just gonna have the caption for each image and a link to the blog it originally appeared on.

Feb 11, 2009; Daytona Beach, FL, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers wait to enter the track for the beginning of practice for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.

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Nikon D3, 80-200mm, 500iso, f8, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority

Feb 7, 2009; Daytona Beach, FL, USA; A crew member for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Gordon (not pictured) works on the car in the garage during practice for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.

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Nikon D3, 80-200mm, 500iso, f2.8, 1/500th, Aperture Priority

Feb 07, 2009; Daytona Beach, FL, USA; An egret walks along the track as NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Boris Said passes during practice for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.

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Nikon D3, 600mm, 100iso, f8, 1/800th, Aperture Priority

Here is a link to the original blog from week one of Daytona Speedweeks.

Feb 11, 2009; Daytona Beach, FL, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers reflect in a window as they race through the tri-oval during practice for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.

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Nikon D3, 80-200mm, 100iso, f5.6, 1/80th, Aperture Priority

Here is the link to the original blog from the week leading up to the Daytona 500.

Feb 15, 2009; Daytona Beach, FL, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers race through turn two as an airplane lands in the background during the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.

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Nikon D3, 600mm with 1.7 convertor (1000mm), 1000iso, f6.7, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority

Here is the link to the blog from the Daytona 500

Feb 21, 2009; Fontana, CA, USA; NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Kyle Busch receives the checkered flag from an official after winning the San Bernardino County 200 at Auto Club Speedway.

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Nikon D3, 24-70mm, 640iso, f5.6, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority

Feb 22, 2009; Fontana, CA, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers race through turn four during the Auto Club 500 at Auto Club Speedway.

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Nikon D3, 24-70mm, 100iso, f10, 1/8th, Manual

Feb 22, 2009; Fontana, CA, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jimmie Johnson races off pit road during the Auto Club 500 at Auto Club Speedway.

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Nikon D3, 24-70mm, 100iso, f4, 1/10th, Manual

Click here for the blog from the California race.

Mar. 1, 2009; Las Vegas, NV, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Gordon (24) leads teammate Jimmie Johnson (48) during the Shelby 427 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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Nikon D700, 80-200mm, 100iso, f5.6, 1/1250th, Manual

Mar. 1, 2009; Las Vegas, NV, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers race above the tunnel during the Shelby 427 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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Nikon D700, 80-200mm, 250iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Manual

Click here to see the full blog from Las Vegas NASCAR.

Apr 18, 2009; Avondale, AZ, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Joey Logano races during the Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

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Nikon D700, 400mm, 250iso, f4.5, 1/1600th, Manual

Apr 18, 2009; Avondale, AZ, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers race through turn four during the Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

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Nikon D3, 80-200mm, 320iso, f6.3, 1/6400th, Aperture Priority

Apr 18, 2009; Avondale, AZ, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Matt Kenseth pits during the Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

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Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/800th, Manual

Click here to read the full blog from the Phoenix night race.

May 2, 2009; Richmond, VA, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kasey Kahne during the Russ Friedman 400 at the Richmond International Raceway.

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Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 200iso, f6.3, 1/250th, Manual, with SB-800 Flash

May 2, 2009; Richmond, VA, USA; (Editors Note: Special effects filter used in creation of this image) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Carl Edwards (99) leads a pack of cars during the Russ Friedman 400 at the Richmond International Raceway.

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Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 2500iso, f2.8, 1/640th, Manual, with Star Filter

May 1, 2009; Richmond, VA, USA; NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Kyle Busch points to his crew as he celebrates after winning the Lipton Tea 250 at the Richmond International Raceway.

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Nikon D700, 80-200mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/640th, Manual

To see everything from the Richmond race blog click here.

Jun. 21, 2009; Sonoma, CA, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kyle Busch goes on two wheels after hitting the curb in turn four during the SaveMart 350 at Infineon Raceway.

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Nikon D700, 400mm, 320iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual

Jun. 21, 2009; Sonoma, CA, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver David Reutimann (00) leads Kasey Kahne (9) and Paul Menard (98) through turn four during the SaveMart 350 at Infineon Raceway.

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Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 400iso, f3.5, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority

Jun. 21, 2009; Sonoma, CA, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Greg Biffle (16) leads a pack of drivers to turn three during the SaveMart 350 at Infineon Raceway.

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Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 400iso, f3.5, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority

Jun. 21, 2009; Sonoma, CA, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kasey Kahne celebrates after winning the SaveMart 350 at Infineon Raceway.

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Nikon D700, 80-200mm, 320iso, f4, 1/320th, Aperture Priority

To see the full blog from NASCAR in Sonoma click here

Jul. 2, 2009; Daytona Beach, FL, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers race through turn four during practice for the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.

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Nikon D700, 10.5-17mm, 500iso, f7.1, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority

Jul. 2, 2009; Daytona Beach, FL, USA; Fans look on as NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt Jr prepares to climb into his car during practice for the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.

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Nikon D700, 80-200mm, 1600iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority

To see the full blog from Daytona click here

Aug. 8, 2009; Watkins Glen, NY, USA; NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Kyle Busch (18) leads a pack of cars during the Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International.

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Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 250iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Manual

Aug. 7, 2009; Watkins Glen, NY, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Mark Martin during practice for the Heluva Good at the Glen.

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Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 100iso, f7.1, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority

Aug. 10, 2009; Watkins Glen, NY, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Tony Stewart (14) leads Marcos Ambrose (47) through turn one on a double file restart during the Heluva Good at the Glen at Watkins Glen International.

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Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 200iso, f4, 1/5000th, Aperture Priority

For the full Watkins Glen race blog click here

Oct. 3, 2009; Kansas City, KS, USA; Detailed view of the car driven by NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Greg Biffle after crashing during qualifying for the Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway.

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Nikon D700, 85mm, 400iso, f1.8, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority

Oct. 3, 2009; Kansas City, KS, USA; NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Joey Logano celebrates after winning the Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway.

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Nikon D700, 80-200mm, 200iso, f5, 1/5000th, Aperture Priority

For the full Kansas race blog click here

Oct. 17, 2009; Concord, NC, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers head past the turn two grandstands during the NASCAR Banking 500 at Lowes Motor Speedway.

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Nikon D700, 80-200mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual

Click here for the Charlotte race blog

Nov. 7, 2009; Fort Worth, TX, USA; NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Kyle Busch celebrates after winning the O’Reilly Challenge at the Texas Motor Speedway.

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Nikon D700, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority

Nov. 8, 2009; Fort Worth, TX, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers race through turn one during the Dickies 500 at the Texas Motor Speedway.

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Nikon D700, 10.5-17mm, 400iso, f5, 1/1250th, Manual

For the full Texas race blog click here

Nov. 13, 2009; Avondale, AZ, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Juan Pablo Montoya during qualifying for the Checker O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

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Nikon D700, 400mm, 800iso, f2.8, 1/6400th, Aperture Priority

Nov. 13, 2009; Avondale, AZ, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Mark Martin during qualifying for the Checker O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

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Nikon D700, 80-200mm, 800iso, f5, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority

Nov. 13, 2009; Avondale, AZ, USA; The truck of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Jason White sits on pit road as the sun sets prior to the Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway.

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Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 1000iso, f2.8, 1/250th, Aperture Priority

Nov. 14, 2009; Avondale, AZ, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Kasey Kahne (9) and Joey Logano (20) wait in line to head out on track for practice during practice for the Checker O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

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Nikon D700, 10.5-17mm, 320iso, f4.2, 1/5000th, Aperture Priority

Nov. 15, 2009; Avondale, AZ, USA; Fans look on as NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers reflect in the windows of suites during the Checker O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

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Nikon D700, 400mm, 250iso, f5, 1/1000th, Manual

Nov. 15, 2009; Avondale, AZ, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jimmie Johnson celebrates with a burnout after winning the Checker O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

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Nikon D700, 80-200mm, 100iso, f6.3, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority

Nov. 15, 2009; Avondale, AZ, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jimmie Johnson celebrates under a shower of confetti in victory lane after winning the Checker O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

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Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 100iso, f4, 1/1600th, Manual

Click here for the Phoenix race blog

Nov. 21, 2009; Homestead, FL, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Greg Biffle during practice for the Ford 400 at Homestead Miami Speedway.

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Nikon D700, 10.5-17mm, 100iso, f8, 1/15th, Manual

Nov. 21, 2009; Homestead, FL, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Gordon sits in his car during practice for the Ford 400 at Homestead Miami Speedway.

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Nikon D700, 80-200mm, 2000iso, f2.8, 1/500th, Manual

Nov. 21, 2009; Homestead, FL, USA; NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Justin Allgaier (12) races alongside Paul Menard (98) during the Ford 300 at Homestead Miami Speedway.

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Nikon D700, 10.5-17mm, 2000iso, f4.5, 1/2500th, Manual

Nov. 21, 2009; Homestead, FL, USA; NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Brad Keselowski during the Ford 300 at Homestead Miami Speedway.

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Nikon D700, 14-24mm, 2000iso, f2.8, 1/3200th, Manual

Nov. 22, 2009; Homestead, FL, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jimmie Johnson celebrates after winning the 2009 Sprint Cup championship following the Ford 400 at Homestead Miami Speedway. The championship is the fourth consecutive for Johnson.

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Nikon D700, 400mm, 1600iso, f2.8, 1/640th, Manual

Click here for the Miami championship race blog

In case you are wondering where all the crash photos are, dont fear, they are in my next blog!


 
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5 responses to “Best of 2009: Best NASCAR Photos”

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  2. Daniel says:

    Amazing photography Mark.
    I visit your blog now and then.
    And i like that you have a variety in your pics that cover all bases so to speak.
    From wideangle shots to telephoto-shots.
    Really nice work.
    Keep it up and have a great new year.
    /Daniel

  3. Pille says:

    I know I’ve said this before but I love the way you always capture more than just the cars: you notice other things/events around them and are not afraid to think out of the box to get unique angles.

    Have a great year 2010!

  4. Rob says:

    Great stuff. I admire your mad PJ skills.

  5. jim buck says:

    WOW! i was blown away by these pics.this is some of the best nascar photo work iv seen.keep going bro-you are truly an artist!

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