Stewart's Crew Wins Tissot Pit Road Award at Michigan No. 14 crew is 15th different Tissot winner in 2010 Tony Stewart's pit crew won the Tissot Pit Road Precision Award in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway. It...
Stewart's Crew Wins Tissot Pit Road Award at Michigan
No. 14 crew is 15th different Tissot winner in 2010
Tony Stewart's pit crew won the Tissot Pit Road Precision Award in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway.
It was the first Tissot win of the season for Stewart's No. 14 crew and the 15th different winner of the weekly pit-road competition.
Stewart's Office Depot/Old Spice Chevrolet spent the least amount of time on pit road -- 205.605 seconds -- during the 200-lap, 400-mile race. The speedy pit stops helped Stewart post a sixth-place finish.
Placing second was Kevin Harvick's Pennzoil/Shell Chevrolet -- 208.766 seconds and third was Denny Hamlin's No. 11 FedEx Toyota -- 214.896.
"I'm really proud of Darian Grubb (crew chief) and the pit crew on this Office Depot/Old Spice Chevy," said Stewart. "They've been doing an awesome job on pit road all year and our run at Michigan was another example of that."
The No. 14 over-the-wall crew consists of: Kelly Kellis (front-tire changer), Todd Drakulich (front-tire carrier), Daniel Smith (rear-tire changer), Mike "Shrek" Morneau (rear-tire carrier), Mike Casto (jackman), Jeff "Gooch" Patterson (gasman), Rick Pigeon (catch can). The team's pit crew coach is Joe Piette and the crew chief is Darian Grubb.
The weekly-winning crew receives $5,000 from Tissot plus 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.
After 23 races Jeff Gordon's No. 24 crew leads the Tissot competition with four wins while Jamie McMurray's No. 1 crew is second at three wins.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.