Top 10 photos of the week: 2017-10-19

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Top 10 photos of the week: 2017-10-19

Welcome to this week's top 10 photos chosen by our own photo editors.

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10. #92 Porsche Team Porsche 911 RSR: Michael Christensen, Kevin Estre
10. #92 Porsche Team Porsche 911 RSR: Michael Christensen, Kevin Estre
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Photo by: Porsche AG

Shooting races in the rain is always a challenge, but it also affords a change for the photographer to get creative with the new look that rain affords. Here, the red glow of brake lights is diffused through the rain drops and gives a red/pink cast to the entire image.
9. Dale Earnhardt Jr., Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet and Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet lead the field
9. Dale Earnhardt Jr., Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet and Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet lead the field
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Photo by: Lesley Ann Miller / Motorsport Images

Love it or hate, Talladega remains a very special place in NASCAR history.
8. Ryan Blaney, Wood Brothers Racing Ford
8. Ryan Blaney, Wood Brothers Racing Ford
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Photo by: Matthew T. Thacker / NKP / Motorsport Images

Getting creative with an otherwise "standard" garage shot.
7. #29 Land-Motorsport Audi R8: Connor de Phillippi, Christopher Mies, Christopher Haase
7. #29 Land-Motorsport Audi R8: Connor de Phillippi, Christopher Mies, Christopher Haase
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Photo by: James Holland

Half the fun of going to Laguna Seca is the view.
6. Vaughn Gittin Jr.
6. Vaughn Gittin Jr.
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Photo by: Larry Chen / formulad.com

We're suckers for these fun photos shot from above. It's perfect for this type of event, where the style is just as important as the control.
5. #2 Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid: Timo Bernhard, Earl Bamber, Brendon Hartley, #8 Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota TS050 Hybrid: Anthony Davidson, Sébastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima
5. #2 Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid: Timo Bernhard, Earl Bamber, Brendon Hartley, #8 Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota TS050 Hybrid: Anthony Davidson, Sébastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima
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Photo by: JEP / Motorsport Images

We include this image because it conveys just how high the spray goes on these LMP1 cars. Those Michelins are pumping away a huge amount of water every second.
4. Formula E cars line-up
4. Formula E cars line-up
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Photo by: Malcolm Griffiths / Motorsport Images

New meets old. Cutting-edge electric tech meets ancient Roman ruins. The Rome ePrix in 2018 will be epic.
3. Alvaro Bautista, Aspar Racing Team crash
3. Alvaro Bautista, Aspar Racing Team crash
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Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

Here's a crash as it happens. Try as he might here, Bautista is definitely headed for a bruising.
2. Bus passengers enjoy the circuit safari
2. Bus passengers enjoy the circuit safari
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Photo by: JEP / Motorsport Images

The WEC allowed tourist buses to spend 10 minutes on track with real race cars during a coordinated Circuit Safari. This is done fairly often at races in Japan, including Super GT, and it's simultaneously the craziest and coolest thing ever.
1. Cody Coughlin, ThorSport Racing Toyota and Chris Fontaine, Glenden Enterprises Toyota Tundra, crash
1. Cody Coughlin, ThorSport Racing Toyota and Chris Fontaine, Glenden Enterprises Toyota Tundra, crash
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Photo by: Rusty Jarrett / NKP / Motorsport Images

Hands down the winner. Talladega never disappoints.
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