McMurray's Crew Tied for 1st Following Tissot Pit Road Win in Charlotte
4th Tissot win of season ties Gordon's No. 24 crew
It was another double win for the No. 1 Earnhardt Ganassi Racing team with driver Jamie McMurray taking the race victory and his crew winning the Tissot Pit Road Precision Award in Saturday night's Sprint Cup event at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
It was the fourth pit road victory of the season for the No. 1 crew, which moved into a tie for first place in the Tissot season standings with Jeff Gordon's No. 24 crew. Three crews -- Matt Kenseth's, Kyle Busch's and Clint Bowyer's -- are one win behind with three victories each. There are five Cup races remaining in the 2010 season.
Along with $5,000 going to the weekly winning pit crew, 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.
In the event there is a tie at the end of the season for the Tissot Pit Road Precision Award championship, the tie breaker goes to the team whose driver finishes the highest in the Sprint Cup point standings.
McMurray's No. 1 Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats Chevrolet spent the least amount of time on Charlotte's pit road during the Bank of America 500 -- 284.026 seconds.
McMurray's over-the-wall crew consists of: Cory DeMarco (front-tire changer), Doug Riepe (front-tire carrier), Chris Taylor (rear-tire changer), Adam Mosher (rear-tire carrier), Tracy Duncan (jackman), Benjy Grubbs (gasman) and Eric Hoyle (catch can). The team's crew chief is Kevin "Bono" Manion.
"I can't say enough about these guys this year," said Mosher, No. 1 pit crew coach and rear-tire changer.b^0x001cIt has not only been a great year for the No.1 team as a pit crew, but just a great year for our entire team and organization. Most importantly we are really having fun at the race track and that is what it is all about. We work hard each week to build on the things that we see at the race track this weekend, and hopefully we come to the race track better for it each weekend.This has just been an awesome year, and we certainly hope to have many more weekends like the one at Charlotte."
Crew chief Manion added, "The guys were great this past weekend at Charlotte! We didn't have a whole lot of big changes to make to the car during our stops, but their speed and precision was still unbelievable. It was just a good, consistent night for those guys and I'm very proud of them for winning yet another Tissot award."