Atlanta: Bowyer's team receives Pit Road award

Bowyer's Crew Claims Tissot Pit Road Win in Atlanta; Pit Road Award off to Competitive Start with Four Different Winners The No. 33 crew for Clint Bowyer won the Tissot Pit Road Precision Award in Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor ...

Bowyer's Crew Claims Tissot Pit Road Win in Atlanta; Pit Road Award off to Competitive Start with Four Different Winners

The No. 33 crew for Clint Bowyer won the Tissot Pit Road Precision Award in Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, becoming the fourth different team in as many races to capture top honors for pit road achievement.

Bowyer's crew captured the Tissot pit road win as a result of the team's No. 33 BB&T Chevrolet Impala SS spending the least amount of time on pit road (364.400 seconds) during the Kobalt Tools 500. The quick pit stops helped lift Bowyer to a sixth-place finish as the Richard Childress Racing driver remained second in the driver point standings.

"The BB&T crew did a phenomenal job on pit road at Atlanta," said Bowyer. "They had consistently fast stops all day and really deserved to win the Tissot award this week.I'm glad that they'll get their time to shine from our finish as well.These guys work hard and I'm glad to see them rewarded for their efforts."

Bowyer's over-the-wall crew consists of: Clint Pittman (front-tire changer),Shane Stevenson (front-tire carrier), Daniel Rankin (rear-tire changer), Michael Hodges (rear-tire carrier), Bill Ferguson Jr.(jackman), Bryan Smith (gasman), Chad Haney (catch can) and Scott Brewer (eighth man). The team's crew chief is Shane Wilson, pit crew coach is Matt Clark and the strength/conditioning coach is Ray Wright.

For winning the Tissot Pit Road Precision Award, the No. 33 team will receive $5,000. The team with the most pit road wins at the completion of the 36-race schedule will earn a $100,000 bonus plus Tissot watches for the driver and over-the-wall crew members.

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.

-credit: tissot

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Clint Bowyer , Michael Ho