A miscommunication during a pit stop signaled Clint Bowyer to go when he was only half way through his stop. As a result, one of his crew members went sliding over his hood and he ran into the #93 car ahead of him.
Initial contact between Jeff Gordon and Clint Bowyer results in wrecked cars and heated tempers.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 17, 2012) – The No. 48 My Lowe’s Chevrolet captured the championship title for the eighth annual NASCAR Sprint Pit Crew ChallengeTM held at Time Warner Cable Arena. Mirroring the 2011 final round, the No. 48 pit crew defeated the back-to-back reigning champions, the No. 11 FedEx Toyota, with a time of 22.239 seconds.
The My Lowe’s Chevrolet pit crew consists of jack man TJ Ford from Charlotte, N.C.; gas man Brandon Harder from Oak Harbor, Ohio; front-tire changer Dave Collins from Riverside, Calif.; front-tire carrier RJ Barnette from Pinson, Ala.; rear-tire changer Calvin Teague from Taylorsville, N.C.; and rear-tire carrier Matt Tyrrell from Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Two crew members of Earnhardt Ganassi Racing have been fired, suspended indefinitely from NASCAR after they were busted for possession of 10.5 pounds of marijuana. Chip Ganassi said in a statement. “We have a zero tolerance policy in this organization and effective immediately, both individuals’ employment has been terminated.”
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 10, 2011) – NASCAR announced Wednesday that it has indefinitely suspended crew members Jerome Frey and Trevor Lysne, both of whom worked with the No. 42 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team, for violating Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 19 (violation of the substance abuse policy) of the 2011 NASCAR rule book.