Brad Keselowski’s over-the-wall crew captured the Tissot Pit Road Precision Award in Sunday’s (March 21) Food City 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.
The No. 12 over-the-wall crew, which became the fourth winner of the weekly competition, helped Keselowski reach a 13th-place finish--his best of the 2010 season.
Keselowski’s Penske Dodge Charger spent the least amount of time on pit road – 259.305 seconds – during the first short-track race of the season. Matt Kenseth’s No. 17 Ford was second (294.979) and Greg Biffle’s No. 16 Ford was third (295.830).
“This No. 12 team has always taken pride in what we do for those 13 seconds when our driver is in the pit box,” said Trent Cherry, Penske Racing pit crew coach. “Racing is so competitive these days that what happens on pit road can determine a championship or whether or not you make the Chase. We’re really excited to have Brad behind the wheel this year. We know he gives 100 percent and that drives us (pit crew) to make sure we do the same.”
Keselowski’s over-the-wall crew consists of: Ben Brown (front-tire changer), Scott Reineger (front-tire carrier), David Mayo (rear-tire changer), Trent Cherry (rear-tire carrier), Bryan White (jackman), George Whitley (gasman) and Britt Goodrich (catch can). The team’s crew chief is Jay Guy.
The winning pit crew in each Sprint Cup race will earn $5,000 and a Tissot V8 Quartz Chronograph watch. The team with the most Tissot Pit Road Precision Award wins at the completion of the 36-race schedule will receive a $105,000 bonus plus Tissot watches for the over-the-wall crew members and driver.
The No. 56 crew for Martin Truex Jr. leads the Tissot standings with two wins after the first five races of the season.
Tissot has been the official watch and timekeeper of NASCAR since 2006. The company is also the official timekeeper for a number of other sports, including the MotoGP World Championship, the Ice Hockey World Championship and the Cycling World Championship.
2010 Tissot Pit Road Precision Award Winners
Daytona, 2/14 Juan Pablo Montoya Team Fontana, 2/21 Jeff Gordon Team Las Vegas, 2/28 Martin Truex Jr. Team Atlanta, 3/7 Martin Truex Jr. Team Bristol, 3/21 Brad Keselowski Team
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