13
Dec

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 1250iso, f5, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NASCAR Cup Series driver Martin Truex Jr. celebrates in victory lane with champagne after winning the 2017 NASCAR Cup Championship and the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

A few weeks ago NASCAR closed out its 2017 season in Miami to decide the champions across the three series. That always makes this race a big one to cover but this year it would be magnified by the retirements of three stars of the sport; Dale Earnhardt Jr, Matt Kenseth and Danica Patrick (kinda). Continue on to see all my shots from the weekend!

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27
Jan

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 500iso, f8, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA pro mod driver Dan Stevenson has an engine fire after an explosion during qualifying for the Gatornationals at Auto Plus Raceway at Gainesville.

Time for my final Best of 2016 category with my best crash and burn shots of 2016. All drivers pictures walked away to race race again! Continue on to check them all out!

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Posted in Best of, Boat Racing, Crash, Daytona, Drag Racing, Indy Cars, IRL, Las Vegas, NASCAR, NHRA, P.I.R., Racing, Sports   Leave a comment
26
Dec

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 10,000iso, f5.6, 1/800th, Manual
West Virginia Mountaineers head coach Dana Holgorsen is doused with Gatorade after defeating the Arizona State Sun Devils in the Cactus Bowl at Chase Field.

Next up in my Best of 2016 galleries are my best reaction shots of the year where the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat were on full display in 2016!

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Posted in Baseball, Basketball, Best of, Bowl Game, Boxing, Diamondbacks, Drag Racing, Football, Indy Cars, MLB, MMA, NASCAR, NBA, NCAA, NFL, NHRA, Sports, UFC   Leave a comment
13
Dec
Canon 1Dx mk2, 400mm, 1250iso, f3.5, 1/2500th, Manual The sun sets as NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers line up in turn two for a restart during the Ford Ecoboost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 400mm, 1250iso, f3.5, 1/2500th, Manual
Was fortunate enough to cover my 11th career NASCAR championship race where some major history was made.  Continue on to see all my best shots from the weekend.

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21
Mar
Canon 1Dx, 800mm, 12,800iso, f5.6, 1/800th, Manual NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Christopher Bell (4) goes sideways sending a shower of sparks through the field of drivers during the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Canon 1Dx, 800mm, 12,800iso, f5.6, 1/800th, Manual
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Christopher Bell (4) goes sideways sending a shower of sparks through the field of drivers during the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

After missing the last few years due to scheduling conflicts with NHRA I was finally able to get back to one of my favorite events to cover. The Daytona 500. Continue on to see all my favorite shots from the busy weekend of 200mph racing. Enjoy!

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17
Dec
Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2500iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual Houston Astros outfielder Colby Rasmus (center) is dunked with powerade and ice by pitcher Dallas Keuchel (left) and shortstop Carlos Correa after hitting two home runs in the victory over the Detroit Tigers at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2500iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual
Houston Astros outfielder Colby Rasmus (center) is dunked with powerade and ice by pitcher Dallas Keuchel (left) and shortstop Carlos Correa after hitting two home runs in the victory over the Detroit Tigers at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Looks like its that time of year for my eighth annual Best of galleries which highlight various sports and themes from my busy year of photography. First up are my favorite reaction shots which shows happiness, sadness and all sorts of moods in between. Continue on to check them out!

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Posted in Baseball, Basketball, Best of, Boxing, Drag Racing, Football, Golf, MLB, NASCAR, NBA, NCAA, Sports   Leave a comment
25
Nov
Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 4000iso, f4, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kyle Busch celebrates with a burnout after winning the Ford EcoBoost 400 to win the Sprint Cup championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 4000iso, f4, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority

After missing last years NASCAR championship race for the first time since 2005, my schedule enabled me to attend this years finale which on top of deciding the champion, it would also be the last race of legendary NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon.  He would be my main focus of the weekend.  Continue on to see all my favorites from the season ending event in Miami

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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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Posted in Best of, Boat Racing, Crash, Drag Racing, Firebird International Raceway, Indy Cars, IRL, NASCAR, NHRA, P.I.R., Racing, Sports, Talladega   Leave a comment
20
Dec
Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 2500iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual  Baltimore Ravens free safety Ed Reed hoists the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Well guys as the end of the year approaches it is time for my yearly installment of my “Best of” blogs separated into several categories. First up are my best reaction shots of 2013. Enjoy!

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