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08/05/09
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Kahne’s Crew Wins Tissot Pit Road Award
Kasey Kahne’s pit crew captured the Tissot Pit Road Precision Award in Monday’s rain-delayed Pennsylvania 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway.

It was the first Tissot win of the season for the No. 9 Richard Petty Motorsports crew, which became the 14th different winner of the weekly competition.

Kahne’s Dodge Charger spent the least amount of time on pit road – 222.986 seconds -- during the 200-lap, 500-mile race. The quick work by the No. 9 crew helped Kahne post a fifth-place finish. 

“The Budweiser pit crew has been awesome,” said Kahne, who is seventh in Sprint Cup driver points. “Congrats to those guys for winning the Tissot pit road award in Pocono. I think they’ve been as good as anyone on pit road every weekend. They get me in and off pit road really quick...so thanks to them, we keep rolling and just need to keep it up each week and get into the Chase."

The No. 9 over-the-wall crew consists of: John Royer (front-tire changer), Shawn Ward (front-tire carrier), Jim Carbon (rear-tire changer), Kevin Duncan (rear-tire carrier), Eric Wilson (jackman), Mark “Tank” Probus (gasman), Rick Pennington (catch can) and John Oehler (windshield). The team's crew chief is Kenny Francis and the pit crew coach is Brett Cumming.   

Kahne’s crew will collect $5,000 for the pit road win. The team with the most Tissot Pit Road Precision Award wins at the completion of the 36-race Sprint Cup schedule will receive a $100,000 bonus plus Tissot watches for the crew and driver.

Greg Biffle’s No. 16 crew leads the Tissot competition with four wins while Jeff Gordon’s crew is second with three wins.

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