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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!

My plan for the weekend was to get a lot of variety of images as it is my first NASCAR race of 2014 and I don’t know when my next will be. Lets get right to my favorite images of the weekend.  Enjoy!

Canon 1Dx, 600mm with 1.4 converter (840mm), 6400iso, f5.6, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority Sparks trail the car of K&N Pro Series driver Greg Rayl after being involved in a crash during the Talking Stick 75 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm with 1.4 converter (840mm), 6400iso, f5.6, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority
Sparks trail the car of K&N Pro Series driver Greg Rayl after being involved in a crash during the Talking Stick 75 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm with 1.4 converter (840mm), 6400iso, f5.6, 1/800th, Manual K&N Pro Series driver Cole Custer celebrates with an up close burnout for his crew members after winning the Talking Stick 75 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm with 1.4 converter (840mm), 6400iso, f5.6, 1/800th, Manual
K&N Pro Series driver Cole Custer celebrates with an up close burnout for his crew members after winning the Talking Stick 75 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2000iso, f4.5, 1/250th, Manual Here is a view looking down the front stretch into turn one of Phoenix International Raceway as the sun sets following the Talking Stick Resort 75.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2000iso, f4.5, 1/250th, Manual
Here is a view looking down the front stretch into turn one of Phoenix International Raceway as the sun sets following the Talking Stick Resort 75.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/1600th, Manual  NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt Jr during practice for the The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/1600th, Manual
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt Jr during practice for the The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 500iso, f4, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority Crew members push NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kyle Larson in the garage during practice for the The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 500iso, f4, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
Crew members push NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kyle Larson in the garage during practice for the The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority The car of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Dave Blaney reflects in a water puddle in the garage area during practice for the The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority
The car of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Dave Blaney reflects in a water puddle in the garage area during practice for the The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f8, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Austin Dillon drives through the garage area during practice for the The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f8, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Austin Dillon drives through the garage area during practice for the The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 100iso, f10, 1/800th, Aperture Priority NASCAR Sprint Cup Series spotters work on the roof of the grandstands during qualifying for the The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 100iso, f10, 1/800th, Aperture Priority
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series spotters work on the roof of the grandstands during qualifying for the The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 200iso, f4.5, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority NASCAR Sprint Cup Series fans watch from the roof of an RV during qualifying for the The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 200iso, f4.5, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series fans watch from the roof of an RV during qualifying for the The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 100iso, f7.1, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority NASCAR Sprint Cup Series spotters work on the roof of the grandstands during qualifying for the The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 100iso, f7.1, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series spotters work on the roof of the grandstands during qualifying for the The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 200iso, f4.5, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Austin Dillon reacts as he leaves pit road following qualifying for the The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 200iso, f4.5, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Austin Dillon reacts as he leaves pit road following qualifying for the The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 500iso, f3.2, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski celebrates with his crew after winning the pole position for the The Profit on CNBC 500.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 500iso, f3.2, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski celebrates with his crew after winning the pole position for the The Profit on CNBC 500.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/200th, Aperture Priority NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski poses for photos after winning the pole position during qualifying for the The Profit on CNBC 500.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/200th, Aperture Priority
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski poses for photos after winning the pole position during qualifying for the The Profit on CNBC 500.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 500iso, f3.2, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Chase Elliott on the grid prior to the Blue Jeans Go GreenTM 200 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 500iso, f3.2, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority
NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Chase Elliott on the grid prior to the Blue Jeans Go GreenTM 200 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/800th, Manual NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers go through turn two under threatening skies prior to the Blue Jeans Go GreenTM 200 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/800th, Manual
NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers go through turn two under threatening skies prior to the Blue Jeans Go GreenTM 200 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/800th, Manual Low angle view as NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Brad Keselowski pits during the Blue Jeans Go GreenTM 200 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/800th, Manual
Low angle view as NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Brad Keselowski pits during the Blue Jeans Go GreenTM 200 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Daryl Harr climbs from his car after crashing during the Blue Jeans Go GreenTM 200 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority
NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Daryl Harr climbs from his car after crashing during the Blue Jeans Go GreenTM 200 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 800iso, f4, 1/800th, Manual NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Kyle Busch under his umbrella during a rain delay to the Blue Jeans Go GreenTM 200 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 800iso, f4, 1/800th, Manual
NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Kyle Busch under his umbrella during a rain delay to the Blue Jeans Go GreenTM 200 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/640th, Aperture Priority NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Matt Kenseth walks down pit road during a rain delay to the Blue Jeans Go GreenTM 200 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/640th, Aperture Priority
NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Matt Kenseth walks down pit road during a rain delay to the Blue Jeans Go GreenTM 200 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 640iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Kyle Busch celebrates in a tent turned into a makeshift victory lane after winning the rain shortened Blue Jeans Go GreenTM 200 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 640iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Kyle Busch celebrates in a tent turned into a makeshift victory lane after winning the rain shortened Blue Jeans Go GreenTM 200 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/5000th, Aperture Priority Crew members push the car of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver David Gilliland onto the grid prior to the The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/5000th, Aperture Priority
Crew members push the car of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver David Gilliland onto the grid prior to the The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f4.5, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority Fans look on as NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kyle Busch is introduced prior to the The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f4.5, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority
Fans look on as NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kyle Busch is introduced prior to the The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 125iso, f4, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority The KC Flight Team performs a 50 plane fly over prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, the The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. The flyover set a new world record for largest flyover.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 125iso, f4, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
The KC Flight Team performs a 50 plane fly over prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, the The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. The flyover set a new world record for largest flyover.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 125iso, f4, 1/5000th, Aperture Priority NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers go through turn three during the The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 125iso, f4, 1/5000th, Aperture Priority
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers go through turn three during the The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority The 43 car field of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers head through turn four prior to taking the green flag of The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority
The 43 car field of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers head through turn four prior to taking the green flag of The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 250iso, f5.6, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kurt Busch leads a line of cars through turn three early in the The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 250iso, f5.6, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kurt Busch leads a line of cars through turn three early in the The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

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.

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.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 250iso, f5.6, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority Overall view of turn two and the backstretch of Phoenix International Raceway as NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers race down the backstretch during The Profit on CNBC 500.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 250iso, f5.6, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority
Overall view of turn two and the backstretch of Phoenix International Raceway as NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers race down the backstretch during The Profit on CNBC 500.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm with 1.4 converter (560mm), 640iso, f6.3, 1/5000th, Aperture Priority NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Joey Logano (22) leads teammate Brad Keselowski (2) during the The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm with 1.4 converter (560mm), 640iso, f6.3, 1/5000th, Aperture Priority
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Joey Logano (22) leads teammate Brad Keselowski (2) during the The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 15mm, 250iso, f4.5, 1/6400th, Aperture Priority Overall view of Phoenix International Raceway from atop a mountain during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, the The Profit on CNBC 500.

Canon 1Dx, 15mm, 250iso, f4.5, 1/6400th, Aperture Priority
Overall view of Phoenix International Raceway from atop a mountain during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, the The Profit on CNBC 500.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 1250iso, f8, 1/5000th, Aperture Priority  NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Austin Dillon races through turn two during the The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 1250iso, f8, 1/5000th, Aperture Priority
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Austin Dillon races through turn two during the The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 320iso, f5.6, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski pits during a caution to the The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 320iso, f5.6, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski pits during a caution to the The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 100iso, f9, 1/125th, Aperture Priority NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt Jr at speed heading into turn one during the The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 100iso, f9, 1/125th, Aperture Priority
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt Jr at speed heading into turn one during the The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Kevin Harvick (right) and Joey Logano lead the field to the green flag on a restart during the The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Kevin Harvick (right) and Joey Logano lead the field to the green flag on a restart during the The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Justin Allgaier (center) makes contact with David Ragan (left) during the The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Justin Allgaier (center) makes contact with David Ragan (left) during the The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Danica Patrick spins during the The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Danica Patrick spins during the The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 500iso, f4.5, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority Crew members work on the car of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Justin Allgaier after being involved in a crash during the The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 500iso, f4.5, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority
Crew members work on the car of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Justin Allgaier after being involved in a crash during the The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 500iso, f4.5, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Danica Patrick spins a second time a few laps later after cutting her rear tire during the The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 500iso, f4.5, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Danica Patrick spins a second time a few laps later after cutting her rear tire during the The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 640iso, f5, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Kevin Harvick (right) and Joey Logano lead the field on a restart during the The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 640iso, f5, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Kevin Harvick (right) and Joey Logano lead the field on a restart during the The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 500iso, f4, 1/5000th, Aperture Priority Cool looking clouds form over the timing tower and front stretch grandstands during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 500iso, f4, 1/5000th, Aperture Priority
Cool looking clouds form over the timing tower and front stretch grandstands during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 500iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick celebrates in victory lane after winning the The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 500iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick celebrates in victory lane after winning the The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick (right) is congratulated by team owner Tony Stewart after winning at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick (right) is congratulated by team owner Tony Stewart after winning at Phoenix International Raceway.

That concludes my weekend of NASCAR.

Next up are my favorite images from the six MLB team portrait days I shot at Spring Training in AZ.


 
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