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Turning 36 at Daytona International Speedway: A Heartwarming Tale of Passion and Dreams

Some people are born with a passion so strong that it shapes the course of their life. When this passion intertwines with a dream, it creates a powerful story that inspires and touches hearts. This is the story of one such individual, who will be celebrating their 36th birthday at the Daytona International Speedway.

A Childhood Love for NASCAR

From a young age, the roar of engines and the thrill of the Daytona 500 have been an integral part of life. The fascination began with a family tradition, with Dad turning on the Daytona 500 every year. It was more than just a race; it was a bonding ritual, a shared love for NASCAR racing that brought the family together.

A Dream Born from a Coincidence

As a young tween of around 11 years old, a realization dawned - the birthday on February 17th often coincided with the Daytona 500 weekend. From that moment, a dream was born - to spend a birthday at Daytona. It wasn't just about being at the race; it was about being a part of it, immersing in the adrenaline-fueled atmosphere, and capturing its essence.

Pursuit of the Dream

Years passed, but the dream remained alive and burning. Fueled by a love for photography and video storytelling, Track Bar Media was born. It was more than just a venture; it was a platform to combine two passions - NASCAR Racing and storytelling.

Working with NASCAR events and local track drivers, each project was a step closer to the dream. Every interaction, every photograph, every video was a testament to the love for the sport and the desire to bring its thrill and excitement to others.

A Dream Comes True

This year, the dream is finally becoming a reality. With the help of Alex Clubb and Clubb Motorsports, not only will there be a chance to check off a MAJOR bucket list item by being at the Daytona 500, but also the opportunity to work it. It's a double celebration - a 36th birthday and a dream come true.

The anticipation is high, and the excitement is palpable. The upcoming Daytona 500 presents a fantastic opportunity for both amateur and professional motorsports photographers. Known as "The Great American Race," the Daytona 500 is one of the most prestigious events in the NASCAR calendar and a spectacle of speed, skill, and strategy.

Capturing the Daytona 500 through the lens offers a myriad of photographic opportunities. From the tension at the starting line to the dramatic overtakes on the superspeedway, and not forgetting the ultimate moment when the winner hoists the Harley J. Earl Trophy in Victory Lane.


As we gear up for the Daytona 500, we're reminded of the vital role fans and enthusiasts play in bringing the thrilling world of racing to fans worldwide. It's not just about watching the races; it's about being a part of them, living the passion, and sharing it with the world.

So, if you're at the Daytona 500 this year and you see a dedicated photographer immersed in capturing the heart of the race, make sure to wish me a happy birthday. I'll be the one turning 36, living their dream, and sharing the love for NASCAR with every click of their camera. Here's to the dreamers who remind us that with passion and perseverance, dreams do come true. LETS GO RACING!

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