Martinsville: Jeff Gordon's team receives Pit Road award

Jeff Gordon's Crew Grabs Tissot Pit Road Win in Martinsville; No. 24 team is the sixth different winner after six Cup races The pit crew for Sprint Cup points leader Jeff Gordon won the Tissot Pit Road Precision Award in Sunday's NASCAR race at...

Jeff Gordon's Crew Grabs Tissot Pit Road Win in Martinsville; No. 24 team is the sixth different winner after six Cup races

The pit crew for Sprint Cup points leader Jeff Gordon won the Tissot Pit Road Precision Award in Sunday's NASCAR race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.

The No. 24 crew took top honors in the Tissot weekly competition as a result of Gordon's DuPont Chevrolet Impala SS spending the least amount of time on pit road -- 233.463 seconds. The pit road performance was a factor in Gordon's strong fourth-place finish in the Goody's Fast Pain Relief 500 at the historic half-mile flat track.

"We've had a great start to the season, and it's good to see the No. 24 team members get the recognition they deserve," said Steve Letarte, crew chief of the No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet. "It takes more than just a good car and good driver -- it takes an entire team effort to get results. And the over-the-wall guys have been consistent all year."

Gordon's pit crew consists of: Clay Robinson (front-tire changer), Mike Houston (front tire carrier), Tim Ladyga (rear-tire changer), Jeff Knight (rear-tire carrier), Jeff Cook (jackman), Caleb Hurd (gasman), Jamie Frady (catch can) and Andy Kruep (eighth man). The pit crew coach is Greg Morin.

For winning the Tissot Pit Road Precision Award, the No. 24 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 Jeff Gordon