Need for Speed at Nascar

When I think of Nascar, instinctively Ricky Bobby from Talladega Nights comes to mind. Though there are similarities, it’s much more than that. Once I got onto the lot, I was overwhelmed by all the sounds of mechanics hard at work getting the cars ready, the smell of burnt rubber with each passing lap, and a wave of warmth from the hot sun. Though my vintage Hawaiian shirt made me feel less out of place, it was fascinating to see fans on the edge of their seats while the drivers made their rounds on the track. It’s also wild how quickly the pit crew would repair the cars with such agility - literally took matter of seconds. In the end, I was grateful for the opportunity to see such an iconic event that is a big part of my american heritage. See a few of my snaps below!