Stewart-Haas Racing pit crews face off in preseason competition
With the Daytona 500 only two weeks away, teams are continuing to put the final touches on their 2014 preparations. Stewart-Haas Racing found a fun way to get their pit crews ready by pitting them against one another in a friendly competition.
The No. 10 GoDaddy team celebrates their win in the Stewart-Haas Racing "Pit Crew Throwdown."
By Jay Pennell
As the offseason comes to a close and the Daytona 500 rapidly approaches, teams are doing all they can to show up to the first race of the season at their best. Drivers have been testing behind the wheel, mechanics turning wrenches in the shops, engineers working through data and computer programs to determine the ideal set-up. Each team is looking to bring their 'A-game' to Daytona to show off in a big way.
For the pit crews, however, preparation is typically limited to workout routines and practice stops out behind the shop. While this is great for repetition and practice, the sense of competition is not always there. At Stewart-Haas Racing, however, the organization found a fun way to get their over-the-wall guys ready for Daytona by competing against one another.
On Friday, SHR held an internal "Pit Crew Throwdown" to see which team was the fastest crew in the bunch.