No. 11 team wins pit crew competition

The No. 11 FedEx Toyota captured the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Pit Crew Challenge presented by Craftsman team champion title by defeating the No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet pit crew – also the 2009 team champions – with a time of 23.132 seconds. Nate Bolling, jack man for the No. 11 FedEx pit crew, also captured an individual title with a time of 5.573 seconds.

The No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet pit crew finished second with a time of 23.574 seconds but retained the event record of 22.115 seconds.

The individual skills competition crowned five new champions including Bolling; Brad Pickens and Travis Gordon, No. 5 Chevrolet; and Dustin Necaise and Matt Kreuter, No. 33 Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Chevrolet. Recording the most titles in the history of the six-year event is front-tire changer Nick O’Dell, No. 18 M&M’s Toyota. O’Dell has earned three individual champion titles as front-tire changer (2007, 2008, 2010) and is a two-time team champion (2005, 2006). Joining O’Dell as a repeat winner is his front-tire carrier Brad Donaghy, adding a second individual title to his record (2008, 2010).

The NASCAR Sprint Pit Crew Challenge presented by Craftsman is a fan-friendly event that featured competition between the series’ top-24 pit crews and is the only indoor event sanctioned by NASCAR.

Team Champion: No. 11 FedEx Toyota
Jack Man Nate Bolling (Swanson, Ohio)
Gas Man Scott Wood (Liberty, S.C.)
Catch-Can Man John Eicher (London, CT)
Front-Tire Changer Mike Hicks (China Grove, N.C.)
Front-Tire Carrier Brandon Pegram (Statesville, N.C.)
Rear-Tire Changer Jon Sherman (Monroe, La.)
Rear-Tire Carrier Heath Cherry (Belmont, N.C.)

Individual Champions
Skill Car # Name Time
Jack Man 11 Nate Bolling (Swanson, Ohio) 5.573
Gas Man 5 Brad Pickens (Saluda, S.C.) 10.518
Catch-Can Man 5 Travis Gordon (Richfield, N.C.)10.518
Front-Tire Changer 18 Nick O’Dell (Springfield, Ill.) 13.903
Front-Tire Carrier 18 Brad Donaghy (Orange County, Va.) 13.903
Rear-Tire Changer 33 Dustin Necaise (Pass Christian, Miss.) 14.322
Rear-Tire Carrier 33 Matt Kreuter (Zabesville, Ohio) 14.322

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