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A Crazy Photo Sequence from a Crash-Filled NASCAR Xfinity Series Race

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NASCAR: Alert Today Florida 300

This past weekend, I covered the Alert Today Florida 300 Xfinity NASCAR race in Daytona. Following the Kurt Busch NASCAR appeal across the street from the track, I had to hustle to get to the roof for the race — it sure didn’t disappoint.

Halfway through the race, Daniel Suarez got turned sideway and hit Regan Smith (7), which caused Smith to barrel roll through the tri-oval. It was one of the best crash sequences I have shot.

The photos below are shot with a Canon 1DX, 600mm lens with a 1.4x converter for 840mm. I shot 52 straight frames on the camera without missing a beat. Of the 52 frames, not one of the frames was out of focus.

NASCAR: Alert Today Florida 300

NASCAR: Alert Today Florida 300

NASCAR: Alert Today Florida 300

NASCAR: Alert Today Florida 300

NASCAR: Alert Today Florida 300

NASCAR: Alert Today Florida 300

NASCAR: Alert Today Florida 300

NASCAR: Alert Today Florida 300

NASCAR: Alert Today Florida 300

NASCAR: Alert Today Florida 300

NASCAR: Alert Today Florida 300

NASCAR: Alert Today Florida 300

NASCAR: Alert Today Florida 300

NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers Elliott Sadler (1), Erik Jones (20), Brian Scott (2) and J J Yeley (28) wreck during the Alert Florida 300 at Daytona International Speedway.
NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers Elliott Sadler (1), Erik Jones (20), Brian Scott (2) and J J Yeley (28) wreck during the Alert Florida 300 at Daytona International Speedway.
NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Kyle Busch (54) is attended to by medical staff after a wreck during the Alert Florida 300 at Daytona International Speedway.
NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Kyle Busch (54) is attended to by medical staff after a wreck during the Alert Florida 300 at Daytona International Speedway.
An ambulance transports NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Kyle Busch (54) to the care center after crashing during the Alert Florida 300 at Daytona International Speedway.
An ambulance transports NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Kyle Busch (54) to the care center after crashing during the Alert Florida 300 at Daytona International Speedway.
NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Ross Chastain (4) and Kyle Larson (42) crash and throw sparks during the Alert Florida 300 at Daytona International Speedway.
NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Ross Chastain (4) and Kyle Larson (42) crash and throw sparks during the Alert Florida 300 at Daytona International Speedway.
NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Kyle Larson (42) crashes through the grass during the Alert Florida 300 at Daytona International Speedway.
NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Kyle Larson (42) crashes through the grass during the Alert Florida 300 at Daytona International Speedway.

About the author: Andrew Weber is a freelance sports photographer based in Toledo, Ohio. His images regularly appear in Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times and many other online and print publications. You can find more of his work on his website. These photos originally appeared here.

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