Sunday, August 12, 2012


"NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Officials stand on pit road before the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway on August 5, 2012 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania."

When it rains - you get drenched.

Standing on the grid minutes before NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway, I think everyone knew it was going to rain.

Maybe I thought it would pass, because minutes after I shot the above frame, it rained uncontrollably. Without anywhere to run - no rain coat, and more importantly, no rain covers for my gear - I was stuck under a pit road covering with a driver and a pair of fans.

Time and time again, I tried to run back to the media room to get some pictures of the impending storm and drivers trapped on the grid back to my editor. But the rain was heavy and strong wind gusts grounded everyone.

It wasn't until I decided to make the run back that my images went from ominous and newsy to light-hearted and funny. More to come.


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