Top 10 photos of the week: 2015-02-25

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Top 10 photos of the week: 2015-02-25

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10. Intense light on Romain Grosjean's eyes sets the mood for our top 10 this week.

Romain Grosjean, Lotus F1 Team
Romain Grosjean, Lotus F1 Team

Photo by: XPB Images

 


9. We could have very easily called this week's edition of the top photos "Chaos and Mayhem." Daytona this year was pretty vintage for crash photos. Flying sparks and flying grass. Just missing a flying car (more on that in a few).

Sam Hornish Jr., Richard Petty Motorsports Ford and Alex Bowman, Tommy Baldwin Racing, Jeb Burton, BK Racing Toyota, David Gilliland, Frontrow Motorsports Ford in trouble
Sam Hornish Jr., Richard Petty Motorsports Ford and Alex Bowman, Tommy Baldwin Racing, Jeb Burton, BK Racing Toyota, David Gilliland, Frontrow Motorsports Ford in trouble

Photo by: James Holland

 


8. Testing every year at Barcelona for the F1 circus. And every year this scene-setter seems special.

Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari SF15-T
Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari SF15-T

Photo by: XPB Images

 


7. Safety crews scramble as Kyle Busch suffers from a fractured left foot and right leg during the XFINITY race at Daytona.

Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota after crashing
Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota after crashing

Photo by: Action Sports Photography

 


6. Forgive us for going nuts over dark pictures with an F1 car going through a pocket of light. We live for these golden hours (really more like 5 minutes).

Low light action
Low light action

Photo by: XPB Images

 


5. More chaos and mayhem.

Huge crash
Huge crash

Photo by: NASCAR Media

 


4. If we need to explain to you why this photo made the list, you shouldn't be here.

Race action with a Delta MD-90 touching down at Daytona International Airport
Race action with a Delta MD-90 touching down at Daytona International Airport

Photo by: James Holland

 


3. Joey Logano was one happy kid in Victory Lane after winning the Daytona 500. It's a special feeling we're sure.

Race winner Joey Logano, Team Penske Ford celebrates
Race winner Joey Logano, Team Penske Ford celebrates

Photo by: NASCAR Media

 


2. Backlit brake dust? Sure, why not. Outstanding moment from slightly above average photographer James Moy.

Valtteri Bottas, Williams FW37
Valtteri Bottas, Williams FW37

Photo by: XPB Images

 


1. "Here, hold my beer and watch this."
Huge crash for Regan Smith
Huge crash for Regan Smith

Photo by: James Holland

 

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