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Sprint Cup NASCAR – Behind the scenes

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Jeff Picoult was on the scene at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for all the NASCAR action
Jeff Picoult was on the scene at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for all the NASCAR action

 

Jeff Picoult was at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Sprint Cup.  Along with a bunch of great on track photos – he also got these great shots from behind the scenes.  He has also shot Grand Am and Nationwide and the Sprint Cup while he was there.

The race in brief

Hendrick joined his No. 48 team in kissing the bricks at the finish line after driver Jimmie Johnson won Sunday’s Crown Royal presents the Curtiss Shaver 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, taking the checkered flag 4.758 seconds ahead of runner-up Kyle Busch and tying teammate Jeff Gordon for the most Cup Series wins at IMS with four.

The victory was Johnson’s third of the season — all but assuring he will remain the only driver to have qualified for the Chase for the Sprint Cup each year since the inception of NASCAR’s playoff format in 2004. Johnson won for the 58th time, leaving him eighth on the all-time list and second to Gordon among active drivers.

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Photos by Jeff Picoult, July 2012

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