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    WATCH THE ENTIRE PIT STOP

    Get a full view. From the first man over the wall to the last lug nut, watch an entire pit stop.

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    WATCH THE ENTIRE PIT STOP

    Ryan Newman

    Facts

    • The average pit stop is usually between 12 and 13 seconds.
    • Caution flags during races are down 1/3 from 2011 – resulting in more green flag pit stops than ever before.

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    Front Tire Carrier

    Brings new tires over the pit wall and mounts them onto studs. Must stay in contact with the old tires when they are taken back to the wall.

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    Front Tire Carrier

    Brad Robinson

    Facts

    • Sometimes responsible for cleaning/adding/ removing tape to/from grille during pit stops.
    • All tire changers/carriers wear knee pads, elbow pads, padded gloves and New Balance OTW shoes.

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    Front Tire Changer

    Removes the lug nuts and old tire, tightens the new tire’s lug nuts.

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    Front Tire Changer

    Scott Brzozowski

    Facts

    • A race team goes through about 140 lug nuts in one race.
    • All tire changers/carriers wear knee pads, elbow pads, padded gloves and New Balance OTW shoes.

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    Rear Tire Changer

    Removes the lug nuts and old tire, tightens the new tire’s lug nuts.

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    Rear Tire Changer

    Jonathan Sherman

    Facts

    • A front changer lets the car come to him, while the rear changer has to chase it.
    • All tire changers/carriers wear knee pads, elbow pads, padded gloves and New Balance OTW shoes.

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    Jackman

    Raises each side of the car so tires can be replaced. Signals the driver to leave the pits by lowering the car.

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    Jackman

    Andrew Turner

    Facts

    • The jackman will also pull the old right rear tire from the car after the rear tire changer loosens the lug nuts to get the new tire on faster.
    • The fastest 4-tire pit stop for the #39 team this year at a track is 12.3 seconds.

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    Rear Tire Carrier

    Brings new tires over the pit wall and mounts them onto studs. Must stay in contact with the old tires when they are taken back to the wall.

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    Rear Tire Carrier

    James Houk

    Facts

    • Compared to a driver’s helmet, a pit helmet is lighter and much more open in the front for better peripheral vision.
    • All tire changers/carriers wear knee pads, elbow pads, padded gloves and New Balance OTW shoes.

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    Gas Man

    Fills the car with gas from a specially designed gas can.

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    Gas Man

    Andy Rueger

    Facts

    • A full gas can weighs 95 lbs. and holds 12 gallons of fuel.
    • Fuelers are required to wear an apron and an SFI (fire retardant) helmet.