Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Reutimann’s Team Claims Tissot Pit Crew Award in Charlotte

David Reutimann’s No. 00 team won the Tissot Pit Crew Precision Award in Monday’s rain-delayed Coca-Cola 600 Sprint Cup race in Charlotte, N.C.

It was a double win for the Michael Waltrip Racing team with Reutimann scoring his first career Cup victory. Reutimann’s crew became the 10th different winner of the Tissot competition in the 12 Cup races contested in 2009.

"Rodney (Childers) and the guys on the No. 00 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota deserve all the credit. Rodney makes great calls each week, so when he told me to stay out I knew to trust his decision and that call proved to be the difference in winning the Coca-Cola 600. I mean, the guys on the Aaron's Dream Machine work extremely hard week in, week out and they deserve this win."

Reutimann’s pit crew consists of: Cory Quick (front-tire changer), Josh Houghton (front-tire carrier), Shannon Myers (rear-tire changer), Dwayne Moore (rear-tire carrier), Brian Chase (jackman), Danny Harrington (gasman) and Keith Koppenhal (catch can). The pit crew coach is Greg Miller and the strength coach is Kevin Sharpe.

The No. 00 team will receive $5,000 for the 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.

Jeff Gordon’s No. 24 crew leads in the Tissot standings after 12 races with three victories. There are nine teams tied with one win.

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.

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