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Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 1000iso, f7.1, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority The sun sets as NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jamie McMurray leads a pack of cars into turn three during the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

NASCAR wrapped up its 2013 season a few weeks ago in sunny Miami, FL and I was fortunate enough to be there covering my ninth NASCAR championship race. By the end of the weekend I would be shooting a familiar face in championship victory lane.

As it is every year, the Miami race weekend is comprised of three races. Camping World Truck Series, Nationwide Series and the Sprint Cup Series.

Lets jump right into the truck series season finale…

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/500th, Manual NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr. waits on the grid prior to the Ford EcoBoost  200.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/500th, Manual
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. waits on the grid prior to the Ford EcoBoost 200.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 5000iso, f4, 1/3200th, Manual The truck of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Spencer Gallagher is silhouetted by the Musco track lights as its towed to the garage after crashing during the Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 5000iso, f4, 1/3200th, Manual
The truck of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Spencer Gallagher is silhouetted by the Musco track lights as its towed to the garage after crashing during the Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Matt Crafton celebrates with a burnout after winning the 2013 championship following the Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Matt Crafton celebrates with a burnout after winning the 2013 championship following the Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 5000iso, f4, 1/800th, Manual NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Kyle Busch pretends to cry as he taunts booing fans after winning the Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 5000iso, f4, 1/800th, Manual
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Kyle Busch pretends to cry as he taunts booing fans after winning the Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 5000iso, f4, 1/500th, Manual NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Matt Crafton celebrates with his crew after winning the 2013 championship following the Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 5000iso, f4, 1/500th, Manual
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Matt Crafton celebrates with his crew after winning the 2013 championship following the Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 2500iso, f4, 1/2500th, Manual The full moon rises over the field of NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers as they drive down the backstretch under caution during the Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 2500iso, f4, 1/2500th, Manual
The full moon rises over the field of NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers as they drive down the backstretch under caution during the Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 4000iso, f4, 1/640th, Manual Sparks fly from the car of NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Mike Wallace after crashing during the Ford EcoBoost 300.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 4000iso, f4, 1/640th, Manual
Sparks fly from the car of NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Mike Wallace after crashing during the Ford EcoBoost 300.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 4000iso, f4, 1/800th, Manual The pace car leads NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Kyle Larson (center) during an extended yellow caution flag during the Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 4000iso, f4, 1/800th, Manual
The pace car leads NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Kyle Larson (center) during an extended yellow caution flag during the Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 5000iso, f4, 1/2000th, Manual A track sweeper sends oil dry into the air during a caution flag to the NASCAR Nationwide Series Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 5000iso, f4, 1/2000th, Manual
A track sweeper sends oil dry into the air during a caution flag to the NASCAR Nationwide Series Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 5000iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual The yellow paint on the inside of the track produces yellow smoke as NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Austin Dillon celebrates with a burnout after clinching the 2013 championship following the Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 5000iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual
The yellow paint on the inside of the track produces yellow smoke as NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Austin Dillon celebrates with a burnout after clinching the 2013 championship following the Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 5000iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual Crew members stand on the wall cheering as NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Austin Dillon celebrates after clinching the 2013 championship.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 5000iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual
Crew members stand on the wall cheering as NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Austin Dillon celebrates after clinching the 2013 championship.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 5000iso, f4, 1/640th, Manual NASCAR Nationwide Series team owner Richard Childress (right) embraces grandson Austin Dillon after clinching the 2013 championship.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 5000iso, f4, 1/640th, Manual
NASCAR Nationwide Series team owner Richard Childress (right) embraces grandson Austin Dillon after clinching the 2013 championship.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 5000iso, f4, 1/500th, Manual NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Austin Dillon celebrates after clinching the 2013 championship following the Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 5000iso, f4, 1/500th, Manual
NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Austin Dillon celebrates after clinching the 2013 championship following the Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 5000iso, f4, 1/500th, Manual NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Austin Dillon (top) celebrates after clinching the 2013 championship following the Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 5000iso, f4, 1/500th, Manual
NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Austin Dillon (top) celebrates after clinching the 2013 championship following the Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/5000th, Aperture Priority NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Casey Mears takes the high line through turn two as shadows consume the track during the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/5000th, Aperture Priority
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Casey Mears takes the high line through turn two as shadows consume the track during the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2000iso, f5, 1/6400th, Aperture Priority NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Denny Hamlin races down the backstretch at speed during the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Shooting cars going 180mph from less than five feet way while standing on your tippie toes hanging out of a photo hole is always a fun challenge.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2000iso, f5, 1/6400th, Aperture Priority
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Denny Hamlin races down the backstretch at speed during the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Shooting cars going 180mph from less than five feet way while standing on your tippie toes hanging out of a photo hole is always a fun challenge.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 1000iso, f7.1, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority The sun sets as NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jamie McMurray leads a pack of cars into turn three during the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 1000iso, f7.1, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority
The sun sets as NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jamie McMurray leads a pack of cars into turn three during the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 4000iso, f3.5, 1/800th, Manual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski (2) leads a pack of cars down the front stretch in front of a good crowd of fans.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 4000iso, f3.5, 1/800th, Manual
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski (2) leads a pack of cars down the front stretch in front of a good crowd of fans.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/500th, Manual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Denny Hamlin celebrates in victory lane after winning the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/500th, Manual
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Denny Hamlin celebrates in victory lane after winning the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f3.2, 1/1000th, Manual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jimmie Johnson celebrates after winning his sixth NASCAR championship following the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f3.2, 1/1000th, Manual
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jimmie Johnson celebrates after winning his sixth NASCAR championship following the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual Here is a view from the wide angle camera I was holding in my other hand. #multitasker

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual
Here is a view from the wide angle camera I was holding in my other hand. #multitasker

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 4000iso, f3.5, 1/1000th, Manual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jimmie Johnson wears a championship ring hat as celebrates his sixth NASCAR championship. With six championships he now only trails legends Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt Sr. who both have seven.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 4000iso, f3.5, 1/1000th, Manual
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jimmie Johnson wears a championship ring hat as celebrates his sixth NASCAR championship. With six championships he now only trails legends Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt Sr. who both have seven.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f7.1, 1/250th, Manual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jimmie Johnson sprays champagne as he celebrates after winning his sixth NASCAR championship following the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f7.1, 1/250th, Manual
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jimmie Johnson sprays champagne as he celebrates after winning his sixth NASCAR championship following the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

With racing season over its time to focus on football and basketball!


 
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