Top 10 photos of the week: 2014-08-27

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Top 10 photos of the week: 2014-08-27

Welcome to this week's top 10 photos chosen by our own photo editors. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did selecting those photos. And remember that you can write your own comments when you click on those photos and bring up the photo viewer page. 

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10. Bristol is the most unique stop on the NASCAR schedule. It's in the middle of mountainous nowhere, has a huge fan base (from somewhere), is built like a football stadium and hosts generally great racing.

Race action
Race action

Photo by: Action Sports Photography

 


9. Only in Rallycross: racing for THREE laps with no left rear tire.

 

#31 Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta ST: Joni Wiman will race for 3 laps without a left rear tire
#31 Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta ST: Joni Wiman will race for 3 laps without a left rear tire

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

 


8. Sunday stroll through a quaint German village? Check.

 

Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul, Hyundai i20 WRC, Hyundai Motorsport
Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul, Hyundai i20 WRC, Hyundai Motorsport

Photo by: XPB Images

 


7. Our favorite Aussie smile! This F1 season just got more interesting. With in-fighting at Mercedes this kid has an outside change at making a comeback in the points and spoiling the fun!

 

Race winner Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing celebrates on the podium
Race winner Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing celebrates on the podium

Photo by: XPB Images

 


6. This view is usually reserved for sportscars during the 24 Hours of Daytona, but during the Global Rallycross event this past weekend, Ken Block's Ford Fiesta basked in the late evening sun instead.

 

#43 Hoonigan Racing Division Ford Fiesta ST: Ken Block
#43 Hoonigan Racing Division Ford Fiesta ST: Ken Block

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

 


5. There's not much to say here. An old German Air Force jet fighter mothballed by the side of a public road with a WRC rally car racing by. We're just stating the obvious here.

 

Robert Kubica and Maciek Szczepaniak, Ford Fiesta WRC
Robert Kubica and Maciek Szczepaniak, Ford Fiesta WRC

Photo by: XPB Images

 


4. One of our favorite images from all year, every year. Spa has this magical spot that allows for clean, dramatic images, whether it be F1, WEC, whatever. Depending on the time of day, the photo is completely different. This is our favorite time of day.

 

Nico Rosberg, Mercedes AMG F1 W05
Nico Rosberg, Mercedes AMG F1 W05

Photo by: XPB Images

 


3. SPARKS! But it's only a Caterham...WHO CARES! SPARKS!

 

Andre Lotterer, Caterham CT05 sparks through Eau Rouge
Andre Lotterer, Caterham CT05 sparks through Eau Rouge

Photo by: XPB Images

 


2. You'd never tell it, but this image is lit in two different places plus the sun. Exquisitely composed and lit photo. This is taking the scene and controlling it. Well done all around. This is a rally photo...and would have taken first place had Tomas Enge gotten high again...

 

Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul, Hyundai i20 WRC, Hyundai Motorsport
Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul, Hyundai i20 WRC, Hyundai Motorsport

Photo by: XPB Images

 


1. Weeee? Nothing about this looks right, but that's why it's #1.

 

Massive crash for #88 Reiter Engineering Lamborghini LFII: Stefan Rosina, Tomas Enge
Massive crash for #88 Reiter Engineering Lamborghini LFII: Stefan Rosina, Tomas Enge

Photo by: Brecht Decancq Photography

 

 

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