Loudon II: Newman's team wins Pit Road Award

Newman's Team Grabs Tissot Pit Road Award in New Hampshire No. 39 Team is 5th multiple winner of Tissot Competition Ryan Newman's crew won the Tissot Pit Road Precision Award in Sunday's (Sept. 20) NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor...

Newman's Team Grabs Tissot Pit Road Award in New Hampshire
No. 39 Team is 5th multiple winner of Tissot Competition

Ryan Newman's crew won the Tissot Pit Road Precision Award in Sunday's (Sept. 20) NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

It was the second Tissot win of the season for the No. 39 team, which became the fifth multiple winner of the weekly competition. The first Tissot win for Newman's U.S. Army/Haas Automation team came at the April race in Phoenix.

Newman's Chevy Impala SS spent the least amount of time on pit road in New Hampshire -- 137.708 seconds -- during the 300-lap race at the 1.058-mile oval. The workmanlike effort on pit road helped Chase driver Newman to a seventh-place finish.

"Our guys really stepped it up in New Hampshire and played a pivotal role in our top-10 finish," said No. 39 crew chief Tony Gibson. "I am happy that they are being recognized for winning the Tissot award -- they deserve it. Wearing the Army uniform inspires our crew members and they feed off the teamwork and speed concept just like our Soldiers do every day."

The No. 39 over-the-wall crew at New Hampshire consisted of:Scott Brzozowski (front tire changer), Josh Mick (front-tire carrier), Andrew Turner (jackman), Daniel Rankin (rear-tire changer), Jason Fowler (rear-tire carrier), Michael Moore (gas man), Andy Rueger (catch can) and Jay Guarneri (windshield, 8th man). The team's pit crew coach is Joe Piette.

The pit crew win, which pays $5,000, lifted the No. 39 team into a tie for fourth place in the Tissot standings with its Stewart-Haas Racing teammate -- the No. 14 crew for Tony Stewart.

Greg Biffle's crew leads the competition with five wins. The team with the most Tissot Pit Road Precision Award wins at the completion of the 36-race Sprint Cup schedule will receive a $100,000 bonus plus Tissot watches for the crew and driver.

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 Tony Stewart , Greg Biffle , Ryan Newman
Teams Stewart-Haas Racing