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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

And So It Begins!!!

Ahhhh the race season is upon us... The Bud Shoot Out was this past Saturday, the Gatorade Dual is tomorrow and the Daytona 500 is Sunday!!! Thank goodness the off season is finally over.

I know it's difficult for some of you snobby football or basketball fans to understand but to us race fans February is a wonderful month. It ends about 3 months of withdrawal symptoms, and best of all, for me anyway, culminates with the running of the Daytona 500 (NASCAR's Super Bowl) which is always on my birthday weekend. Can’t get any better than that.

And this year we have a lot of significant changes to look forward too. We race the new car at every track, Jr has a new owner, team and sponsors, Tony is driving a Toyota, Joe Gibbs is back full time, and so much more. Pretty exciting isn’t' it? Yeah well I wouldn't expect you to understand... Look at it this way, March Madness is just around the corner, as is spring training.

Even more exciting for me, I get one more opportunity to photography the action as I attend the events in Richmond again this year. Hopefully, accompanied by my lovely wife, we’ll get pit road passes and spend a wonderful Friday shooting everything we can. You don’t get this kind of access in any other sport that’s for sure!!! This year I think I’ll concentrate more on the action of and people on pit road but I’m sure I’ll shoot some on track action too. Terry will most likely seek out and shoot the “celebrities” of the sport. She seems to have a good nose for that kind of thing. Either way, we’ll have a blast.


  1. To be honest the one thing that's actually worse than NASCAR, for me, is March Madness. Madness indeed...just not in a good way! Ugh.

    Nevertheless, hope this race season is everything you want it to be! ;^}


  2. Couldn't agree with more regarding March Madness although I'm sure I'll follow along with the Big East this year but not to the point of madness. ;-)

  3. Can't remember if I told you, but I do love that top shot. Great light. Where was that? Also, how many joints are you trudging off to this year?

  4. That is Atlanta at sunset. So far I'm only doing Richmond again this year. That three weekends in all, NASCAR spring and fall and IRL in the summer.