On Sunday, I was given complete access to a NASCAR race in Fontana, California. It was probably one of the loudest things I’ve ever been to (even with ear plugs). It was also one of the hardest things to shoot because the entire event is a circus. With all the special passes sold to race fans and VIPs, it’s hard to really capture the behind-the-scenes aspect of the sport. When you have a fan with all his NASCAR paraphernalia, pit passes hanging around his neck and eating a hot dog next to mechanics furiously preparing a race car, it kind of kills the shot. I’m sure if the NASCAR liability lawyers would allow it, NASCAR would sell special pit passes that would let people change a tire during a pit stop. Anyway, I had a good ol’ time and managed to get a few decent shots.
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