5-hour ENERGY® Pit Crew Q & A
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Front Tire Changer
Hometown: Port Bryan, NY
Years in Racing: 12
- What goes through your mind when you hear a driver say “I feel a vibration”
over the radio?
“I think back to the last stop and think about each lug nut that I hit and depending on if I know that they are all good, I give the crew chiefs a thumbs up or a thumbs down.”
- What is the biggest mistake a tire changer can make on a pit stop?
How do you practice to not make that mistake?
“Trying to hurry too much or move to fast and knock a lug nut off. Our hand speed is so crucial; it must remain the same for every stop.”
- Pit road often looks like organized mayhem, how do you stay focused and
organized during a pit stop?
“I don’t think, I just do what I have been trained to do.”
- What is your earliest racing memory?
“Winning the first Busch Race at Chicagoland Speed way with Jimmie Johnson.”
- What’s on your iPod?
“A little bit of everything.”