Well it was hot, sweltering hot. The kind of heat where if you’re standing in the shade but your shoe isn't, in about a minute, you think your foot is on fire. We, the crew for NKP, suffered through rain delays, heat indices of 114 degrees Farenheight, and what looked like a storm that could turn into a tornado at any second.
Fortunately everyone survived and I was able to get a few shots that I really enjoyed from over the long weekend. When I say long I mean a full four days. NASCAR is typically a three day weekend but since the ARCA series was joining the Trucks, Xfinity and Monster Cup series there were races Thursday through Sunday.
Chicagoland is a great racetrack. It's the poster child for mile and a half NASCAR tracks. Almost exactly like Kansas (In fact I sometimes refer to either of them as ChKansas) except there's no psychedelic colored lights in the tunnel and there is no writing on the seats in the grandstands.
As far as racing, some of the highlights were Brett Moffitt winning the Gander Outdoors Truck Series race in an unmarked truck. Drawing attention to the fact that an unsponsored truck bested the field. The other big news was that Alex Bowman, driving the team Hendrick Chevy sponsored by Axalta, finally scored his first win in the Monster Energy Cup Series. Please enjoy this brief gallery from my time there.