This past weekend was full of racing at Texas Motorspeedway. Friday was the Sam’s Town 400K NASCAR Craftsman Truck race, and Saturday was the IRL Bombardier Learjet 500.
It was also my chance to break in a new camera. My old point-and-shoot crapped out on me, so I took this opportunity to upgrade to a Canon 20D digital SLR. So far, I absolutely love it. After qualifying, I also went to the local camera shop and rented a supersweet 500mm L series lens for the races so I wouldn’t have to fall back on my old habits of trying to shoot through a set of binoculars.
There’s no comparison between the old binocular shots and the new rig. There’s no way I would’ve been able to get photos like the one above with the old setup.
Here are a couple of slideshows of my shots from the weekend’s races: