Bristol Motor Speedway

I haven’t been to a lot of NASCAR tracks, but I have to tell you that Bristol is a hoot! Jeff Foxworthy was one of the sponsors for the race on Saturday and they interviewed him before the race. In his jovial style of redneck jokes he said, “You can tell you’re a redneck if you son’s name is Dale Jr. but your name isn’t Dale.” NASCAR was born from good ‘ol southern boys who drove moonshine illegally across state lines, a love for cars, and goin’ fast. Jump forward a few decades and America’s favorite motorsport has mastered the art of blue collar entertainment. I’m devoting this week to the pictures from the past weekend, but don’t fret, it’s not only about cars. Before every NASCAR Sprint Cup race there is an impressive fly over. Sunday’s Food City 500 opening ceremony was no exception. My vantage point was at the uppermost part of the track looking down between turns one and two. The American flag is just behind the start/finish line, which is where our seats were for the race, about halfway up the grandstand. What a blast!

Nikon D800 Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24mm f/16 ISO 200 1/200 sec