Biffle's Crew Wins Tissot Pit Road Award at Pocono 2009 Tissot Champs Score 1st Win of Season The No. 16 pit crew, which played a vital role in Greg Biffle's Sprint Cup victory Sunday at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway, won the weekly Tissot Pit Road ...
Biffle's Crew Wins Tissot Pit Road Award at Pocono
2009 Tissot Champs Score 1st Win of Season
The No. 16 pit crew, which played a vital role in Greg Biffle's Sprint Cup victory Sunday at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway, won the weekly Tissot Pit Road Precision Award.
It was the first Tissot win of the 2010 season for the No. 16 crew, which captured the 2009 Tissot season championship with six wins.
The quick two-tire pit stop by the No. 16 crew in the closing stages of Sunday's Sunoco Pennsylvania 500 helped Biffle score the first win of the season for Roush Fenway Racing. Biffle dedicated the win to team owner Jack Roush who is recovering from an airplane crash.
Biffle's No. 16 3M Ford Fusion spent the least amount on pit road during the 200-lap, 500-mile race. Coming in second was Carl Edwards' No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion and third was Tony Stewart's No.14 Office Depot/Old Spice Chevrolet.
"It's great to see the Pit Bulls back in Victory Lane," said No. 16 crew chief Greg Erwin. "Their execution was key to the win. We were able to restart on the front row after a terrific two-tire stop late in the race and get the clean air we needed to break away from the four-tire cars."
The No. 16 over-the-wall crew consists of: Todd Zeigler front-tire changer), Collin Pasi front-tire carrier), Kyle Power (rear-tire changer), Kevin McDowell (rear-tire carrier), Rodney Fetters jackman), Billy Manchester (gasman), Ryan Dextraze (catch can) and Chris Elliott windshield). The team's crew chief is Greg Erwin and the pit crew coach is Andy Ward. Greg Gordon's No. 24 DuPont crew leads in the Tissot standings with four victories. Jamie McMurray's No. 1 Bass Pro Shops/McDonald's crew is second with three wins.
The winning pit crew in each Sprint Cup race will earn $5,000 and a Tissot V8 Quartz Chronograph watch. 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.
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.