Project 365 – Day 231: NASCAR comes to Montreal

August 18 2012

This is the 6th year that NASCAR has rolled into Montreal for the annual racing event held at the Gilles Villeneuve circuit on Ile Notre-Dame.

Like when the Formula 1 hits town earlier in the summer, rue Crescent is closed to traffic and becomes the site of a multi-day street party. So even for people like me who don’t have tickets to the race you can still soak up a little NASCAR buzz. The NASCAR week though is no match to the vibe and parties that accompanies the F1. Still, it’s a good draw for tourism and the local business economy :-)

NASCAR on Crescent street

NASCAR on Crescent street
ISO 100 – 11mm – f7.1 – 1/50 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

NASCAR comes to Crescent street

NASCAR comes to Crescent street
ISO 100 – 11.5mm – f7.1 – 1/200 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

NASCAR comes to Crescent street

NASCAR comes to Crescent street
ISO 100 – 10mm – f7.1 – 1/125 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

NASCAR comes to Crescent street

NASCAR comes to Crescent street
ISO 100 – 10mm – f10 – 1/160 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

NASCAR comes to Crescent street

NASCAR comes to Crescent street
ISO 100 – 11mm – f7.1 – 1/250 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

NASCAR comes to Crescent street

NASCAR comes to Crescent street
ISO 100 – 20mm – f10 – 1/200 sec

NASCAR comes to Crescent street

NASCAR comes to Crescent street
ISO 100 – 75mm – f9 – 1/160 sec

NASCAR comes to Crescent street

NASCAR comes to Crescent street
ISO 100 – 14mm – f10 – 1/100 sec

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Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.

- Martin

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4 Comments

  1. redpantsandamustache August 19, 2012 at 4:18 am #

    I am not really a fan of NASCAR but those are beautiful shots.

    • Montreal in Pictures August 19, 2012 at 11:06 pm #

      Must admit I’m more of an F1 fan, even more rally driving – but the NASCAR road circuits as opposed to the oval seems a bit more exciting.

  2. Ellis Pictures August 19, 2012 at 2:26 pm #

    Fantastic set of shots here Martin, very envious that your City is hosting the NASCAR, i would love to actually see one of these races live ;-)

    • Montreal in Pictures August 19, 2012 at 11:09 pm #

      Thanks Steve…I still haven’t actually been and watched it live yet :-(