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And the Winner Is.....


#9 Kasey Kahne

After the trials, he started out in position #2, sponsored by Budweiser, with a Dodge engine.
He was in position #8 in yesterday's post at lap #93 of 325.
Ironically, this pit stop was directly opposite our seats, so this was the car I took photos of for the pit stops,
having no clue it would be the car/driver that would win the race!

Have yourself a winning weekend!
(This ends my NASCAR series)


And the Winner Is.....


#9 Kasey Kahne

After the trials, he started out in position #2, sponsored by Budweiser, with a Dodge engine.
He was in position #8 in yesterday's post at lap #93 of 325.
Ironically, this pit stop was directly opposite our seats, so this was the car I took photos of for the pit stops,
having no clue it would be the car/driver that would win the race!

Have yourself a winning weekend!
(This ends my NASCAR series)


comments (43)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 16 Oct 2009, 00:29
God - it all looks so busy Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Extremely, Chris! Just count all those people ready to help their driver win!
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 16 Oct 2009, 01:29
I could just imagine all the excitement and the energy. I could do without all the noise though.

Have a quiet weekend.
Ginnie Hart: I do plan to have a quiet weekend, Maria, for sure. smile Thanks.
  • Krista
  • Canada
  • 16 Oct 2009, 01:33
This is so amazing! A great way to end the Nascar series!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Krista. I never got a picture of the actual driver, but I guess this is close enough. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 16 Oct 2009, 01:55
Great series.

Bud would be very happy with your shoot, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I hope so, Ray. smile Thanks.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 16 Oct 2009, 02:15
that won?! now how awesome can that be? grin very nice capture.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Yup. That one was the winner, Rian. smile Thanks.
An exceptional capture of this pit stop. This is a classic shot, one I'm sure these guys would love to have hanging on a wall somewhere. Interesting to look at each person in this image. Really a fascinating shot Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I did spot a couple ladies, too, John. grin Thank you kindly.
and i'm in love with the budweiser clydesdales.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Seraphine, for stopping by and commenting. Thank you! I love the Clydesdales, too. smile
je me demande toujours comment tu arrives à une telle qualité dans la photo
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, O-P. Merci.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 16 Oct 2009, 07:05
Oh I was right, the red team won. Your seat was a winner then.
Some great race pictures you had in this series.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Louis. Yes, thanks to my friend, I had a great seat for my first time at NASCAR!
beautifil dinamism on this pic...

thanks for this wonderful Nascar serie. I didnt know a lot about this race , but grace at you , a little better now

thanks thanks and have a sparkle week end
Ginnie Hart: I didn't know much either, Jean-Luc, before I went, so this was a new, educational experience for me as well. Merci.
Good job it didn't finish 37th or something thensmile Good series Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Bill, you're right. smile Thanks.
  • Oscar
  • Spain
  • 16 Oct 2009, 07:56
a pit stop, magnific frame.
Ginnie Hart: It's funny how we have come to use that phrase here in America to mean "I have to go to the restroom!" Gracias, Oscar.
  • Astrid
  • inbetween a lot of boxes.... :D
  • 16 Oct 2009, 08:03
This is an amazing night shot, maybe you can send this picture to 'Bud'and have free beer for the rest of your life....
gringrin.....I was the only S.A. that googled the results and knew, only after I already guessed wrong wink
It looks like a fiddling nest, (cheap Hong Kong) I hope they all know what they have to do.
This was an amazing Nascar series, thanks for sharing a kind of sports we don't have overhere.
Een heel goed weekend en tot ziens op skype.....JLJA
Ginnie Hart: If I had free beer for the rest of my life I would not choose Bud, but then, free beer is free beer! I guess I wouldn't really complain. smile It was an educational series for me, too, MLMA. I'm glad I could share ith with y'all. smile Ontzettend bedankt voor jouw support.
  • Alan Rolfe
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Oct 2009, 08:08
Looks like a heck of a lot of people to support the car and driver, Ginnie. I wonder if Best Buy made the most of the win?
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree, Alan. I have a feeling many have guest passes? I even see a couple of ladies there. How fun. I wonder if/how all the sponsors fare in such an event!
Sencillamente genial Ginnie, Saludos
Ginnie Hart: Muchas gracias, MA!
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 16 Oct 2009, 08:54
Shows the frenetic energy of a pit change Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: That energy, or lack thereof, can win or lose a race, Tony!
That must have been interesting, sitting opposite all this activity.
Ginnie Hart: It was definitely interesting, Chad...and exciting. smile
I miss the real red color here
Ginnie Hart: Make sure you get the red if ever you're able to go, Chantal. Don't forget. smile
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Oct 2009, 10:55
So close but yet so far :p. Almost as busy as F1 this NASCAR business. Have a great weekned too. smile
Ginnie Hart: Maybe one day I'll see F1, SAVO. I bet I'd see a big difference. For one thing, I'd be able to see the drivers...I think? smile Thanks.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 16 Oct 2009, 11:08
Great action captured
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Vintage.
At least in American racing they don't have about two dozen people round the car like Formula 1 during pit stops. This is an exccellent shot Ginnie, good end to a good series.
Ginnie Hart: Maybe one day I'll see an F1 race, Brian, to see the difference. Thanks.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 16 Oct 2009, 12:59
It almost looks like the guy in front is holding the car in place. Wonderful scene - so much going on here!!!
Ginnie Hart: He's either holding the car in place or waving it on to get back into the race, Marcie. smile
I like looking at everyones faces and their expressions, very good Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Linda. Some of them look like pros; others look like guest visitors. I even see a couple of ladies there. smile Thanks.
fantastic capture
Ginnie Hart: Grazie, Fabrizio!
  • Mia
  • United States
  • 16 Oct 2009, 17:18
Very retro, I love the semi-saturation feel too. Isn't it ironic beer companies sponsoring racing events? Its like DUI grin
Ginnie Hart: Maybe that's what "NASCAR on Speed" means, Mia?! grin I like the way you put those two things together! Thanks.
Very exciting for both teams and the viewing public Ginnie..I bet you had a great time and enough pic's to last a lifetime.A great image Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: It was a fun experience, Ron, and you're right about enough pics! smile Thanks.
Lots of rusty red here. So it was nbr 9 (remember the "Number nine"from the Beatles' white album?
Ginnie Hart: Actually, I DON'T remember that song from the Beatles, Wim, but that's only because I was so "deprived" growing up as a preacher's kid. sad Oh well. Glad YOU remembered it. smile
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Oct 2009, 19:55
Well I was only 2 out ;o)

Looks like his rear wheels are spinning already!
Ginnie Hart: You were very close, Mike. And yes, I think he was hot to trot! smile
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 16 Oct 2009, 22:31
Excellent and very suitable processing Ginnie. I'm looking at F1 this weekend ........ on the TV, that is ;-) It's my favorite motor-sport.
Ginnie Hart: Good for you, Frida. My nephew in Michigan is a great fan and goes whenever he can. Enjoy! smile
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Oct 2009, 23:21
Looks like someone may have got a shot of you from the other side! I'm intrigued by your processing here Ginnie - It looks like some kind of old poster.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: I do wonder what he was taking a picture of, Ingrid, but he sure was far away. He looks like he was aiming too high for the car, but maybe not. Anyway, that processing is what I've been doing lately that really mutes the color through the Multiply layer in PS, then adding B&W/sepia. It's kind weird how it works.
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 17 Oct 2009, 07:26
great frame here on this shot, very lively action!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Liang. It sure does look like a lot goes on in the pit!
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 17 Oct 2009, 07:41
hey that's cool Ginnie, sitting right across from the winner, i see there are other photographers on the scene that were probably happy they were there too!! great shot!!
Ginnie Hart: For all the people there, Elaine, I have a feeling some are guests who are allowed into the inner circle. Otherwise there are way too many people there. Maybe family members? It was fun to see all the activity when I got this up on the big screen. smile Thanks.
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 17 Oct 2009, 09:39
Great Ginnie, you make my days .. once more .. that's pure racing!!
Ginnie Hart: It was definitely pure racing, Klaus...no doubt about it. smile Danke.
Superb shot of the pit stop!
Love all the deails. The view of all the people. Excellent composition.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Pernilla. thanks.
WOW!!
Ginnie Hart: That sounds like a Thank You, Christopher...so Thank you. smile
  • namaki
  • France
  • 17 Oct 2009, 22:43
yes that's really a busy scene ... nice shot and process !
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Namaki. There really was a hectic pace going on there!
Interesting that Kasey is sponsored by both beer and coffee. Talk about covering your bets!... smile

BTW pit crews have their own competitions... a great crew can make or break a driver...
Ginnie Hart: My friend who took me to the race told me the same thing, Larry, about the pit crews making or breaking who the winner is. And yes, they get you coming and going with both coffee and beer! I wonder what the driver prefers?! smile
sears point isn't far form where i live, north of san francisco. i've never gone, but i think they have racing like this.
Ginnie Hart: They're all over the country, Seraphine, so that doesn't surprise me!
  • Linda
  • USA
  • 18 Oct 2009, 15:27
I was flipping channels at Mom's last night and we came across some NASCAR race or other. I thought of you immediately - guess you're going to be my forever referent for race cars now!

BTW - adding you to my sidebar today in the visual images category ;-)
Ginnie Hart: NASCAR will never be the same for me either, Linda! smile A once in a lifetime experience, for sure.

Thank you for the honor you've given to me. I added you to my Google Reader a long time ago but should also give YOU the honor of a place on my "In Soul" sidebar. You more than deserve it! Thank you. You know how to make my day.
You could very well sell that to Budweiser. Your photos have such personality.
Ginnie Hart: Flattery gets you just about everywhere, Albert. grin Thank you kindly.
very busy...four, three, two, one ...go....// Nice foto..Ginnie //
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Bram. It only takes a few seconds to change the tires and get back on the track again! Thanks.
A classic shot! The red and white reminds me of a coca cola ad!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Brian. You're right. Thanks.
You have got a winner shot for sure Ginnie smile

I can't help noticing the various emotions in this frame. Some of them are so excited (the guy in front of the bonnet), while some look like they couldn't care any less (the guy with his hands on the rack of tyres and the guy in checks sitting just next to the Budweiser hoarding)
Ginnie Hart: I'm guessing for many of these guys it's just another race? I wonder. Or do they get more excited when it's closer to the end?! Anyway, I agree...there is so much going on in this shot. It surprised me when I saw it on the big screen! Thanks, Thomas.

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