John Harrelson

Award winning motorsports photographer, John Harrelson, has been in the business for more than 30 years. His love of motorsports started as a young boy with his father in the grandstands at Southside Speedway & Richmond Raceway in his hometown of Richmond, VA. Harrelson combined his two loves, motorsports and photography, turning his passion into a successful career.

The official photographer for Richmond Raceway, Darlington Raceway and Homestead-Miami Speedway, Harrelson was named the Howard O’Reilly Photographer of the Year by the National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA) in 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2017.

Harrelson’s images have been featured in Sports Illustrated, Racer, Autoweek and various other motorsports magazines and websites.

In 2014, Harrelson joined forces with Nigel Kinrade to help form NKP into one of the top photo agencies in NASCAR.

A native of Richmond, Virginia, he currently lives in Goochland County VA with this wife Claire and youngest daughter Hattie.