Documenting Race Weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Fan at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

I recently worked with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to document their Verizon 200 at the Brickyard race weekend. There were four races over the weekend and I was there taking photos of the experience.

The Scene

I took a documentary approach to show what it felt like to be at the track, capturing the overall vibe.

At the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
IndyCar and NASCAR at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway


And of course race action was the reason everyone was there. My view was from a fan’s perspective, so I photographed the cars from the stands and infield where everyone was watching.

IndyCar at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
IndyCar at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Ok, well, my perspective for the next few wasn’t from the average fan’s perspective. I did get to go on the track for the starting grid.


My family was with me for two of the three days, so I featured our first-hand experience as well. Just one of our five kids had been to the track before, so it was a blast having so many first-experiences this weekend!

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Author: Zach Dobson

Zach Dobson is a documentary and commercial photographer based in Indianapolis. He holds a degree in journalism from Indiana University with a concentration in photography. Since starting his business in 2006, Zach has focused on documenting people’s lives and businesses in action. Zach’s client list includes the Indiana Pacers, Coca-Cola, the AARP, ZipCar, Indiana University, Visit Bloomington, Hamilton County Tourism, Land O’Lakes, RIOT LA Comedy Festival, Indianapolis Public Schools, Indiana High School Athletic Association. Zach is a Professional Member of the American Society of Media Photographers [ASMP]. He resides in Carmel, Ind. with his wife and business partner, Courtney, and their five children.

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