Stewart-Haas Racing pit crews face off in preseason competition
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.
The competiton was stiff between the four teams.
Kevin and DeLana Harvick brought their son, Keelan, along to cheer on the No. 4 team.
In the end, it was Danica Patrick's No. 10 team that took the title and the bragging rights heading into Daytona.