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You Can’t Photograph NASCAR Much Closer Than This


Want to see what it’s like to photograph a NASCAR race up close? Check out the video above, which shows a photographer shooting through a fence that surrounds the track. It’s a wild experience.

The guy is sports photographer misterding, who was covering the LifeLock 400 NASCAR race at Michigan International Speedway back in 2009. He positioned himself in “the precarious vantage point” of a hole in a fence around Turn 1 in the track.


“Its always louder, more scary, and way more asphalt in your face than you can imagine or think it’d be,” he writes. “The cars speed under you at 180 some mph, 8-10 ft between you and them…”


Image credits: Video and still frames by Cory Olsen/Grand Rapids Press