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.