Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Vacation, Day 10, 10/30/2009, Part 2

Yep, he's in there. Dale Earnhardt Jr. himself. When I look at this photo at its very largest size, I can see his helmet and his right arm, even in the shadows. Now I realize, thoroughly realize, that not everyone is a Junior fan. But I am. And, just like with my beloved Portland Trail Blazers, I am not a fair weather fan. I am a Dale Earnhardt Jr. fan--have been and shall remain so.

I took these photos during Spring Cup practice on Friday afternoon. The cars are leaving pit road and heading back out onto the Talladega Superspeedway. I don't know for sure how fast they're going, but they're not sitting still--that I know for sure. They're accelerating, probably between 30-50 mph.

Mark Martin, another one of my favorites. That man turned 51 years old last January!

Here's Greg Biffle. H was born in Vancouver, Washington, right there on the other side of the Columbia River from Portland!

Four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon.


Clytie said...

I followed NASCAR faithfully for years and years. Up until my man - Rusty Wallace - retired. Then I stopped ... it's only been recently that I've started watching again. Don't have a new favorite yet, but am leaning towards Denny Hamlin #11. I like his interviews. We'll see.

Love these pictures - you are so lucky to have seen this in person up close. I can only imagine the roar and thunder and excitement that must have been!!!

Bergson said...

Broommmmm !!!

Jim Klenke said...

I bet you didnt get JR in winners circle.....well maybe if he was visiting the winner....sorry had to.