Jeff Gordon's Crew Wins Tissot Pit Road Award in Charlotte; 2nd straight Tissot win and fifth overall for No. 24 Crew Jeff Gordon's crew won the Tissot Pit Road Precision Award in Saturday night's Sprint Cup race at Lowe's Motor Speedway ...
Jeff Gordon's Crew Wins Tissot Pit Road Award in Charlotte; 2nd straight Tissot win and fifth overall for No. 24 Crew
Jeff Gordon's crew won the Tissot Pit Road Precision Award in Saturday night's Sprint Cup race at Lowe's Motor Speedway near Charlotte.
Gordon's No. 24 crew, which also won the pit road award the previous week in California, has five Tissot season victories and has moved within one win of the lead.
The Tissot leader with five races remaining in the 2009 campaign is Greg Biffle's No. 16 crew with six pit road wins.
Along with the $5,000 prize money for each weekly Tissot win, the crew with the most wins following the 36-race Cup schedule will collect a $100,000 bonus plus Tissot watches for the crew and driver.
Gordon's DuPont/Transformers Chevy Impala SS spent the least amount of time on pit road during the 334-lap, 500-mile race (271.888 seconds). The quick pit stops helped Gordon to a fourth-place finish in the NASCAR Banking 500.
"It was another total team effort that got us our third consecutive top-five finish," said Steve Letarte, crew chief of the No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet. "Track position was important during Saturday night's race, and it was a solid effort by the crew to help us get it -- and keep it --during the event."
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.
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.