Jeff Gordon's Crew Captures Tissot Pit Road Award in Daytona Back-to-Back Tissot Wins for No. 24 Pit Crew Jeff Gordon's crew claimed the Tissot Pit Road Precision Award in Saturday night's (July 3) Sprint Cup race at Daytona ...
Jeff Gordon's Crew Captures Tissot Pit Road Award in Daytona
Back-to-Back Tissot Wins for No. 24 Pit Crew
Jeff Gordon's crew claimed the Tissot Pit Road Precision Award in Saturday night's (July 3) Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway.
It was the second straight win and fourth overall for the No. 24 crew, which has a two-race lead in the Tissot standings at the halfway point of the season. The pit crews for Martin Truex Jr. and Matt Kenseth are tied for second with two wins each.
Gordon's No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet spent the least amount of time on pit road -- 217.313 seconds -- during the Coke Zero 400. The pit road effort helped Gordon to a third-place finish.
Gordon's team edged out Clint Bowyer's No. 33 Cheerios crew (218.668 seconds). Coming in third was Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s No. 88 National Guard crew (225.687).
"I'm glad the DuPont crew is getting the recognition they deserve," said crew chief Steve Letarte. "They are one of the pieces necessary to win races, and they have been consistent all year long."
Gordon's over-the-wall crew consists of: Clay Robinson (front-tire changer), Mike Houston (front-tire carrier), Joe Slingerland (rear-tire changer), Matt Ver Meer (rear-tire carrier), Jeff Cook (jackman), Caleb Hurd (gasman), Jamie Frady (catch can), Colin Fambrough (back-up tire changer) and Andy Kruep (eighth man). The team's pit crew coach is Greg Morin.
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.