The sports world provides a beautiful palette, but individual images can get lost in the constant shuffle. Here are the best Getty Images sports photos from this week.
40. NASCAR stands in solidarity
NASCAR drivers stand in solidarity with Bubba Wallace, driver of the Victory Junction Chevrolet, during pre-race ceremonies ahead of the NASCAR Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on June 22, 2020, in Talladega, Alabama. A snare 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 difficult situation. We knew the drivers were going to push Bubba Wallace’s car to the front of the starting grid and walk next to the car. Even with limited media allowed, I knew I wanted to try something different and get a photo that showed the scale of how big it was. I put a camera on my monopod and lifted it about six to eight feet above me to be able to capture not only Bubba, but the whole sport that stands with him. The high angle helps to give a better sense of the scale of the moment, to tell the story in one image.
– Chris Graythen