NO. 11 FEDEX TOYOTA REPEAT WINNER IN NASCAR SPRINT PIT CREW CHALLENGE

NO. 11 FEDEX TOYOTA REPEAT WINNER IN  NASCAR SPRINT PIT CREW CHALLENGE

[media-credit name=”Brad Keppel” align=”alignright” width=”225″][/media-credit]CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 19, 2011) – The No. 11 FedEx Toyota pit crew captured the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Pit Crew ChallengeTM presented by Craftsman team champion title, defending the team’s title from 2010, by defeating the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet pit crew with a time of 22.298 seconds.

The No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet pit crew finished second with a time of 22.714 seconds. A new team event record was set in the quarterfinal round by the No. 14 Office Depot Chevrolet pit crew with a time of 21.472 seconds.

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The individual skills winners broke the previous records in each category. Mike Casto, jack man of the No. 14 team set a new individual record with a time of 5.071; Rick Pigeon and Ryan Flores of the No. 14 team set a new individual gas men record with a time of 8.652; Jason Pulver and Austin Craven of the No. 33 team set a new individual front-tire changer/carrier record with a time of 13.901; and Dustin Necaise and Matt Kreuter of the No. 33 team set a new individual rear-tire changer/carrier record with a time of 13.846 seconds.  Pulver is a two-time individual champion, securing his first win in 2006. Rear-tire changer Necaise and rear-tire carrier Kreuter are back-to-back individual champions from 2010.

The NASCAR Sprint Pit Crew Challenge presented by Craftsman is a fan-friendly event that featured competition between the series’ top-24 pit crews and is the only indoor event sanctioned by NASCAR.

Team Champion: No. 11 FedEx Toyota Jack Man                                Nate Bolling (Swanton, Ohio)                                  Gas Man                                 Scott Wood (Liberty, S.C.) Second Gas Man                   Justin White (Lynnville, Tenn.) Front-Tire Changer               Nick Krizmanich (Kenosha, Wis.) Front-Tire Carrier                  Brandon Pegram (Statesville, N.C.)            Rear-Tire Changer                Mike Hicks (Salisbury, N.C.) Rear-Tire Carrier                   Heath Cherry (Belmont, N.C.) Individual Champions Skill                                         Car #   Name                                                       Time Jack Man                                14        Mike Casto (Proctor, W.V.)                    5.071 Gas Man                                 14        Rick Pigeon (Fairfax, Vt.)                      8.652 Second Gas Man                   14        Ryan Flores (Point Pleasant, Nev.)       8.652 Front-Tire Changer               33        Jason Pulver (Tucson, Ariz.)                             13.901 Front-Tire Carrier                  33        Austin Craven (High Point, N.C.)         13.901 Rear-Tire Changer                33        Dustin Necaise (Gulfport, Miss.)          13.846 Rear-Tire Carrier                   33        Matt Kreuter (Zanesville, Ohio)            13.846

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