The sun has to be really low in the horizon to get good photos of the racetrack - especially the textures of the playa.
Layers and layers of delicious chocolate colored earth extend all around the Ubehebe crater. The van on the left gives you a perspective of how vast the area is.
This beautiful volcanic crater in Death Valley is right off the road to the racetrack. I didn't have much time to explore, but next time I'm going all the way to the bottom.