Richmond: Jeff Gordon's team receives Pit Road Award

Jeff Gordon's Team Wins Tissot Pit Crew Award in Richmond Third Pit Road Win of Season for No. 24 Team Jeff Gordon's No. 24 crew claimed the Tissot Pit Road Precision Award in Saturday night's (May 2) NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Richmond ...

Jeff Gordon's Team Wins Tissot Pit Crew Award in Richmond
Third Pit Road Win of Season for No. 24 Team

Jeff Gordon's No. 24 crew claimed the Tissot Pit Road Precision Award in Saturday night's (May 2) NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway.

It was the third win in the last five races for the No. 24 crew, which has a solid lead in the season-long Tissot pit road competition. After 10 of 36 Sprint Cup races, Gordon's team has three pit crew wins while seven other teams each have one.

The pit crew win at the .75-mile Richmond track was a result of Gordon's DuPont Chevrolet Impala SS spending the least amount of time on pit road -- 279.607 seconds. The quick effort helped lift Gordon to an eighth-place finish and a return to first place in the Sprint Cup driver point standings.

"The No. 24 DuPont crew was solid again in Richmond," said crew chief Steve Letarte. "In an effort to stay ahead of the changing track conditions, chassis adjustments were a part of almost every pit stop -- and they didn't miss a beat."

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) an dAndy Kruep (eighth man). The pit crew coach is Greg Morin.

Gordon's crew will receive $5,000 for the Richmond pit road win. The team with the most Tissot Pit Road Precision Award victories at the completion of the 36-race schedule will earn a $100,000 bonus plus Tissot watches for the crew 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.

-credit: tissot

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Series NASCAR Cup
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