Back at the Track

Copyright 2014 Marc Allen Mintz

Copyright 2014 Marc Allen Mintz

Somehow found myself at another NASCAR event here at the Phoenix International Raceway.  Not a lot to add to my first experience which I detailed here.  

I did mention then, that I would like to spend the day photographing the tailgating.  Lots of characters out there.  But I had a ticket so was obligated to actually go inside.  Found myself walking around a lot more this time as there was a monstrous man directly in front of me and no way to sit comfortably in my assigned seat for 3+ hours.  I think I lasted 20 minutes and never went back.

It rained pretty good for a few days prior.  A cloudy sky and relatively cool temp made all the difference.  Enjoy!

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Copyright 2014 Marc Allen Mintz

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Copyright 2014 Marc Allen Mintz

24-pack cowboy hat.

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Copyright 2014 Marc Allen Mintz

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Note: Flipping off when I take photo…

Copyright 2014 Marc Allen Mintz | Note: Smiling when pretty girl takes photo.

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Hamming when pretty girl takes photo.

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See, even hippies like NASCAR.

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Copyright 2014 Marc Allen Mintz

Slightly bummed about the shot above.  If you hadn’t noticed, my brother’s a Gordon fan and this is his car.  An otherwise clean shot (which is SO hard to get at this range) is trashed by an “official” photographer’s lens on the right side of the frame.  I was trying to get a few through his window.  Sorry bro.

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Copyright 2014 Marc Allen Mintz

Should’ve been something like this…

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When I was taking some of these kinds of shots, I had a guy ask me if I was from Cheaters.com or something, haha.

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Copyright 2014 Marc Allen Mintz

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Copyright 2014 Marc Allen Mintz

Yep, that’s a temporary Safeway store out there.

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Copyright 2014 Marc Allen Mintz

The real shot would’ve been people walking on each level of stairs, but I could’ve waited all day and still not have gotten it.

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Copyright 2014 Marc Allen Mintz

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Copyright 2014 Marc Allen Mintz

Tried a panorama for fun.  Give it a click for a slightly larger version.

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Copyright 2014 Marc Allen Mintz

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Copyright 2014 Marc Allen Mintz

One lap to go and my Dad and I left.  No clue who actually won…although I know it wasn’t Gordon 😉

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Copyright 2014 Marc Allen Mintz

And for some reason I thought this was an appropriate final frame of the day for me.

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One response to “Back at the Track

  1. I love the pics bro…

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