Art Notes

The race is off! In the foreground, 43 mighty race cars thunder by as "The King" himself, Richard Petty, waves the green flag for the start of the 50th Running of the DAYTONA 500®. As I paint furiously, the electricity and spectacle of the moment is almost overwhelming.

In my Studio Masterwork release of the "Great American Race" I intend to capture the power of the starting moment, while honoring this one-of-a-kind NASCAR® event.

I have always believed that a painting can capture the pageantry and energy of historic events like no other medium, and my goal as I painted NASCAR® THUNDER The 50th Running of the DAYTONA 500® was to document this classic event for race fans everywhere.

Title: NASCAR Thunder
Painted: 2008
Published: 2008
Style: Chiaroscuro
Classification: Thomas Kinkade Original
Subject Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Limited Edition: Available

Genre: Sports

Tags: American Flag, Daytona 500, Daytona Beach, Fireworks, Florida, Great American Race, Jets, Jimmy Johnson, Motorsports, Race car, Race track, Richard Petty, Sports, USA, Winter

© Thomas Kinkade, The Thomas Kinkade Company, Morgan Hill, CA. All rights reserved.Daytona International Speedway® logo is a registered trademark owned by International Speedway, Inc. and licensed to International Speedway Corporation. NASCAR® is a registered trademark of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing,