Fontana: Stewart's team receives Pit Road award

Stewart's Crew Grabs Tissot Pit Road Win in California; No. 14 TeamLifts Owner/Driver to Top-10 Finish The No. 14 crew for Tony Stewart took top honors Sunday, winning the Tissot Pit Road Precision Award at the Auto Club 500 Sprint Cup race ...

Stewart's Crew Grabs Tissot Pit Road Win in California; No. 14 TeamLifts Owner/Driver to Top-10 Finish

The No. 14 crew for Tony Stewart took top honors Sunday, winning the Tissot Pit Road Precision Award at the Auto Club 500 Sprint Cup race in Fontana, Calif.

Stewart's Old Spice/Office Depot Chevrolet Impala SS spent the least amount of time on pit road (260.940 seconds) during the 250 lap, 500-mile race at Auto Club Speedway. The winning pit road performance helped Stewart to an eighth-place finish in the second race of the season.

"This (Auto Club Speedway) isn't one of my strongest tracks, and to come out of here with a top-10 with this young of a team as far as us working together, that's a pretty strong statement right there," said Stewart, co-owner of Stewart-Haas Racing team.bOur guys had really great pit stops.That last pit stop, they got us out seventh, but I just couldn'thold us up there.I felt like team-wise, we'vebeen solid for two weeks straight."

The No. 14 over-the-wall crew consists of: Jeff "Gooch" Patterson (gasman), Scott Radel (catch can), Mike Casto (jackman), Kelly Kellis (front tire changer), Todd Drakulich (front tire carrier), Daniel Smith (rear tire changer), Mike "Shrek" Morneau (rear tire carrier) and Troy Welty (windshield).The team's crew chief is Darian Grubb and the pit crew traineris Joe Piette.

Tissot has been an official partner of NASCAR since 2006 and is 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 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Tony Stewart
Teams Stewart-Haas Racing