CHAMPCAR/CART: The 2001 Craftsman pit crew challenge rules

2001 Craftsman Pit Crew Challenge - The Rules Eligibility: Open to all teams in the CART FedEx Championship Series Points: Points will be awarded to a team's pit crew according to the team's cumulative pit stop time during the event. The...

2001 Craftsman Pit Crew Challenge - The Rules

Eligibility:

Open to all teams in the CART FedEx Championship Series

Points:

Points will be awarded to a team's pit crew according to the team's cumulative pit stop time during the event.

The point structure is the same as Series championship points: 20 points for first place; 16 for second; 14 for third; 12 for fourth; 10 for fifth; 8 for sixth; 6 for seventh; 5 for eighth; 4 for ninth; 3 for 10th; 2 for 11th; 1 for 12th.

The top 12 positions receive points. The car must finish the race to receive points.

Total points awarded to each team will be based on the first 20 races of the season.

Procedures:

Pit stop time will be measured by the CART Timing and Scoring as reported in the Pit Stop Report.

The pit stop time will begin when the car enters the pits and end when the car returns to the track.

Shootout:

The Craftsman Pit Crew Challenge championship team will be determined by a shootout conducted during the season-finale weekend at California Speedway.

The shootout will be a special event and not timed during the actual practice sessions or race.

Finalists for the shootout will be:

A wild card team - the top CPCC points winner at Michigan Speedway July 22.

The four highest teams in season CPCC points (excluding the wild card team) through 20 races.

Each team in the finals will have an opportunity to make several pit stops under simulated racing conditions. The team's fastest individual pit stop counts for the championship.

Prizes:

$50,000, awarded to the championship team.

The Waterford Crystal Craftsman Pit Crew Challenge trophy.

Bragging rights - at least until October, 2002.

-Rick Gambill

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