Tiebreaker Gives Kenseth's Crew Tissot Pit Road Season Championship Edwards' No. 99 crew wins Tissot award in Homestead The closely contested Tissot pit road competition, which saw four teams tied for the lead, came down to a tiebreaker to ...
Tiebreaker Gives Kenseth's Crew
Tissot Pit Road Season Championship
Edwards' No. 99 crew wins Tissot award in Homestead
The closely contested Tissot pit road competition, which saw four teams tied for the lead, came down to a tiebreaker to determine the season pit crew champion.
Matt Kenseth's No. 17 crew was awarded the Tissot Pit Road Precision Award championship as a result of winning the tiebreaker that called for the team whose driver finished the highest in the final NASCAR Sprint Cup point standings.
Kenseth's team shared the lead with the crews for Jeff Gordon, Kyle Busch and Jamie McMurray, each scoring four pit road victories during the 2010 campaign. The No. 17 crew won the tiebreaker with Kenseth leading the way among the four drivers with a fifth-place finish in the driver point standings.
For winning the season-long Tissot Pit Road Precision Award title the No. 17 team will receive a $105,000 bonus from Tissot plus Tissot watches for the pit crew members and driver.
The No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing crew will also receive an all-expense paid trip to Las Vegas to accept the prize money and Tissot watches at the Champion's Week NASCAR/NMPA Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon,Thursday, Dec. 2 in the Bellagio Ballroom.
Kenseth's over-the-wall crew consists of: Justin Nottestad (front-tire changer), Joe Crossen (front-tire carrier), Dave Smith (rear-tire changer), Garrett Reding (rear-tire carrier), Cameron Cobb (jackman), Brad Robison (gasman) and Dave McDonald (catch can). The crew chief is Jimmy Fennig and the pit crew coach is Andy Ward.
"The entire No. 17 Crown Royal pit crew did a tremendous job this season in the pits," said pit crew coach Ward.b^0x001cWe worked very hard on pit stops throughout the year, so it's an honor to know that for the second year in a row, our Roush Fenway organization has won the Tissot award."
Last year's Tissot Pit Road Precision Award winner also came from the Roush Fenway Racing stable with Greg Biffle's No. 16 crew taking top honors.
A total of 19 different teams won the Tissot award in 2010. Each weekly-winning crew received $5,000 plus a Tissot watch.
The weekly Tissot Pit Road Precision Award winner went to the team whose car spent the least amount of time on pit road and finished on the lead lap. The competition was designed to recognize and reward the extraordinary talents of Sprint Cup pit crews.
Edwards' No. 99 Team Scores Twice in Season Finale
It was a double win for the No. 99 team with Carl Edwards winning Sunday's (Nov. 21) Ford 400 Sprint Cup race and his crew capturing the Tissot Pit Road Precision Award win in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Edwards' No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion spent the least amount of time on pit road during the 400-lap race -- 278.260 seconds. The quick work on pit road helped Edwards win his second consecutive Cup race.
The No. 99 pit crew consists of: Kale Uphoff (front-tire changer), Jeremy Dyer (front-tire carrier), Dwayne Ogles (rear-tire changer), Jody Fortson (rear-tire carrier), Dennis Killian (jackman), Joe Karasinski (gasman) and Norm Lowe (catch can). The team's crew chief is Bob Osborne and the pit crew coach is Andy Ward.