Author Mike Morones

Her’s one more from yesterday afternoon’s Sprint Cup qualifying laps at Richmond International Raceway. Since practice and qualifying took place yesterday, the track is fairly quiet this morning. Though on my drive in to RIR around 9:30 a.m. there were quite a few people kicking back in the parking lots, mentally preparing for the day’s action. And by mentally preparing I mean drinking beer. Keep in mind the race starts at 7:30 p.m., assuming there are no weather delays. The forecast does not look promising on that front so I might need a beer by the time it’s all over…

I’m spending two days with the U.S. Army race team as they compete at Richmond International Raceway. I’ll also spend some time outside the track to check out the military presence in the lots and midway during a race weekend. ¬†Here are a few shots from today’s practice session. It’s relatively quiet at the track as far as crowds go but it’s still early. In the meantime the few fans interested in watching practice and qualifying appear to have their pick of seats. I’ll try to post some photos as things progress and time allows so check back for more…

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