This was my first visit to Daytona International Speedway, and shooting the Daytona 500 was a dream come true. So much of NASCAR revolves around the mystique of this racetrack. It marks the beginning of the season as well as the midpoint around the fourth of July. Victory at Daytona (and especially the 500) is a badge drivers wear with pride and distinction. It is a goal that represents courage, wisdom, fortitude, cunning, and teamwork. Hoisting that elusive trophy above one’s head is a dream every racer has fantasized about. Congratulations to Joey Logano who won the race this year and to Ryan Reed who claimed his first victory in the Xfinity series at the same track during the Alert Today Florida 300 the day before.
These are a few of my favorite pictures from the event. I work for Action Sports Photography who hold the copyright on all of these images. Please visit their website for more information and to view more images from Daytona.