Welcome To The Martinsville Garage Watch Your Step (HUMOR)
The pesky paperclip is hard to get around as a driver. But the cars aren't the only things that need good brakes, and the drivers aren't the only people who need to watch the road ahead.
Here are some shots from the garage are during Cup Pratice. No Pedestrians were harmed...but they could have been!
For those of you who have been where I am now you understand.
I labeled this as humor~But is it?
*All Photos By Rebecca Spence
DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME!
Crew Members are like busy hornets after someone disturbs the nest.
Up and over, under and through...running in and out of the stall to make minor changes or complete setup over hauls.
This poor guy on McMurray's crew was under the car more than on his feet during practice.
There isn't a lot of room here in Martinsville. See a crew member running? GET OUT OF THE WAY!!!!
LOOK OUT COMING THROUGH!!!!
You can stand as far away as you want, but look both ways before crossing the garage area.
The cars come through faster than you think, and if you get too close or worse IN THEIR WAY. you'll be lucky if a revvedd engine behind you is all you get.
One lucky fan dropped their drink after they stood in the way of on coming traffic.
ALWAYS LOOK BEFORE YOU SHOOT!
You'd be surprised at the weird faces poses and positions you can get yourself in or capture your subject.
Poor Dale Jr. here, was giving me the perfect pose next to his No.88 Amp Energy Chevy before a fan walked in front of the frame.
I shot the picture as soon as the fan cleared and got a less-than-flattering side of my subject in the process.
BEWARE OF OFFICIALS WITH HEAVY OBJECTS
NASCAR officials are nice until you get out of line.
The inspection line that is. Two crew members were nearly knocked in the noggin today by officials wildly swing templates.
(the above statement is completely false but it sounds funny)
GET OUT OF THE WAY!
Pit road is a BUSY place...You need to be quick on your feet and quicker with your camera.
Reporters, journalists, photographers, team members, and fans are always ready to walk through your frame (or into you for that matter).
IF YOU WAIT FOR IT...IT MAY RUN YOU OVER
Being asked for a specific shot can be tasking when you already have a day full of interviews and storylines of your own to cover.
If you choose to use what little free time you have to get that one requested shot be sure you are ready to jump in and get it.
I waited for the last 20 minutes of practice for one shot (not this one) that I was asked for. And nearly got run over doing it.
BUT ABOVE ALL REMEMBER THIS!
The NASCAR Garage is a push and shove kind of place.
No matter what track you happen to be on, ALWAYS watch your step!!!