40. NASCAR stands in solidarity
NASCAR drivers stand in solidarity with Bubba Wallace, driver of the Victory Junction Chevrolet, during pre-race ceremonies prior to the NASCAR Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on June 22, 2020, in Talladega, Alabama. A noose was found in the garage stall of NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace at Talladega Superspeedway a week after the organization banned the Confederate flag at its facilities.
On this day, the NASCAR community came together to support one of their own through a tough situation. We knew that the drivers were going to push Bubba Wallace’s car to the front of the starting grid and walk alongside the car. Even with limited media allowed in, I knew I wanted to try to get something different and get a photo that showed the scale of how big this was. I put a camera on my monopod and raised it up about six to eight feet above me to be able to capture not just Bubba, but the whole sport standing with him. The high angle helps give a better sense of the scale of the moment, to tell the story in one image.
— Chris Graythen