Washed Up

August 20, 2007 | By Maxx Wolfson | Creative

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Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

BROOKLYN, MI – AUGUST 19: A Michigan International Speedway vehicle sweeps the track as blowers are used as well to try to dry the track prior to the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series 3M Performance 400 at the Michigan International Speedway on August 19, 2007 in Brooklyn, Michigan.

I’ve been an editor at Getty Images for almost four years but yet, for some reason, I have never worked a NASCAR race.

Until now. Kind of.

I was assigned to the 3M Performance 400 in Brooklyn, MI to get my first race under my belt until next week’s famed night race at Bristol.

However, it is now Monday and I am sitting here in the media center looking out the window as nearly two inches of rain falls and the TV keeps popping in flash flood warnings.

For those of you who didn’t know – like me – NASCAR stock cars don’t have lights or windshield wipers plus nobody wants to drive 200 mph on a wet track.

The chances for a race today aren’t looking very good and there is rain as well in forecast tomorrow as well.

So now we wait and wait and wait.

Justin Heiman and I, who are editing for the six photographers we have here, sent about 20 pictures of wet drives and wet cars yesterday. Today, we will just be looking for more rain features. Unfortunately, we have to sit here and wait until the race is officially called off for the day. The good news is the tack doesn’t lights.

As for next week the forecast for the weekend at Bristol is, guess what, RAINY!

When does the NBA season start again?

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BROOKLYN, MI – AUGUST 19: Crew members push the car of Matt Kenseth, driver of the #17 DeWalt Ford, back to the garage during a rain delay prior to the start of the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series 3M Performance 400 at the Michigan International Speedway on August 19, 2007 in Brooklyn, Michigan.

 

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