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Top 10 photos of the week: 2014-11-19

Your weekly dose of top 10 photos from around the world, shot by the award-winning Motorsport.com photographers.

Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota leads the field

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10. Macau is a unique street circuit that is rivaled only by Monaco for how difficult of a place it is to race. Like Monte Carlo, it has elevation changes, a ridiculously tight hairpin, and frighteningly tight stretches where barely one car can fit. And like the the principality on the Mediterranean, it's scenic and very photogenic.

 

Jordan King, GR Asia with Carlin Dallara F312 Volkswagen-Spiess
Jordan King, GR Asia with Carlin Dallara F312 Volkswagen-Spiess

Photo by: XPB Images

 


9. The rule of thumb when making this kind of "art" is to make sure the number on the car is in focus. Easier said than done.

 

#20 Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid: Timo Bernhard, Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley
#20 Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid: Timo Bernhard, Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley

Photo by: James Holland

 


8. A typical night race at Homestead. This is only a prelude to the intense sunset the following evening for the Cup finale.

 

Kyle Busch
Kyle Busch

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

 


7. Clouds and big sky! That's our style folks.

 

Brad Keselowski, Team Penske Ford
Brad Keselowski, Team Penske Ford

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

 


6. Here is a different part of Macau, this time with the WTCC boys in action.

 

James Thompson, Lada Granta 1.6T, LADA Sport
James Thompson, Lada Granta 1.6T, LADA Sport

Photo by: XPB Images

 


5. A good idea of the mayhem that goes on for any NASCAR Victory Lane, especially the championship stage at season's end.

 

Race winner and 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup series champion Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet celebrates
Race winner and 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup series champion Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet celebrates

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

 


4. Looks like Latvala's Volkswagen is exploding out of the mud. This is the Wales Rally GB, after all. And it's always wet, miserable and cold.

 

Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila, Volkswagen Polo WRC, Volkswagen Motorsport
Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila, Volkswagen Polo WRC, Volkswagen Motorsport

Photo by: XPB Images

 


3. NASCAR celebration 101: do a burnout (or three), get out of your vehicle and stand on it, wave a flag.

 

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 2014 champion Matt Crafton celebrates with race winner Darrell Wallace Jr. and Kyle Busch
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 2014 champion Matt Crafton celebrates with race winner Darrell Wallace Jr. and Kyle Busch

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

 


2. We featured Kimi Raikkonen in F1 pre-season testing at Bahrain in this exact light in February. It's a favorite of ours.

 

#7 Toyota Racing Toyota TS040 Hybrid: Alexander Wurz, Stéphane Sarrazin, Mike Conway
#7 Toyota Racing Toyota TS040 Hybrid: Alexander Wurz, Stéphane Sarrazin, Mike Conway

Photo by: Toyota Racing

 


1. Speaking of intense sunsets, here's your winner. The clouds hid the sun for most of the evening until just the right moment.

 

 

Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota leads the field
Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota leads the field

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

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