This past weekend, I photographed the 52nd annual Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. For the win, I was really hoping it would either be Dale Earnhardt Jr. (cause he’s way past due) or Danica Patrick (because nothing except Tiger winning another major would be bigger news). Alas, that didn’t happen. Instead, it was Hendrick Motorsports newbie Kasey Kahne. I will say that it was nice to photograph someone who shows a little enthusiasm in Victory Lane. Not all do (Matt Kenseth).
Aric Almirola talks to the media after securing the pole for the Coca-Cola 600. He finished 16th.
Speed TV announcer Dick Berggren talks on camera prior to the race. Mr. Berggren has been a motorsports reporter for 32 years, and is retiring after this weekend’s race at Dover.
Brad Keselowski pits.
My good friend Jason Miczek (above) walks along the outside of the track near turn 1. He and I must have walked 2 miles during the course of the race so we could shoot from different angles. I have to give a big shout out to Jason putting me up in his house while I was in Charlotte, and for cooking up some badass food for my entire stay.