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FYI WIRZ Fast Take   By Dwight Drum
Web work by Larsen & Drum    Images by photojournalist Drum
FYI WIRZ 2012 Motorsports and Nature Images

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During the long motorsports season that NASCAR promotes from February through November, reporters and photographers trek across country to record comments and snap images. This reporter typically attends at least eight events, often 10 or more, for NASCAR, NHRA and IndyCar.

Many media members, including this one, begin their motorsports season In January with testing and a fan fest at Daytona, the Sprint Media Tour at Charlotte Motor Speedway and a big tent Daytona International Speedway media day a week or more prior to the Daytona 500.

The travel crisscrosses many states and passes much nature throughout the U.S.A. Although time limits won’t allow for the enjoyment of mountains, lakes, rivers and oceans that a planned vacation affords, some moments—off track and before agenda—-allow for visual recording with various lenses.

These pages bring a collection of the better images among hundreds, well thousands actually, so the sharing of fun work and powerful action can be had in far shorter time than a racing season.


  
Jeff Gordon on the run in the Daytona garage. Jimmie Johnson was there as well.
 
Pinellas County Florida has many nature parks with walk ways and animals. A turtle checks out the air.
 
Danica Patrick got into her Sprint Cup car in the Daytona garage with many fans observing.
 
Looks like the same Florida path but one is in Flagler Beach and the other in Pinellas County
 
Kasey Kahne has had a good year in his Hendrick Motorsports No. 5 Chevrolet.
 
One view is of NASCAR's Hall of Fame in Charlotte. The other is Hall of Famer Richard Petty and driver Aric Almirola.
 
A bird and butterfly caught in a moment of perching.
 
This alligator and a hen were in water not close in a Pinellas County park lake.
  
NHRA's Tony Schumacher and John Force plus NASCAR's Martin Truex Jr. are capable of strong emotions.
 
Crew guys hard at work on the No. 43 car while a tire guy tests strong rubber.
 
Young Austin Dillon is on the rise for team RCR and Kasey Kahne is moving in team HMS.

Stumps are the result of sand erosion at Ft. Desoto Park in Florida.
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