TRIBUTE TO THE CATCH CAN MAN

NASCAR's off-season rule change eliminating the Catch Can Man has caused several teams fits. Many folks underestimate the role of the Man With The Can. Without an extra pair of hands to capture gas overflow and make adjustments to the car, pit crews for several prominent teams have been unable to gas and go this season. Greg Biffle's team, notably, has been unable to unlock this new puzzle.While it's heart-wrenching to see a pit box without the Man With The Can, the legend lives on. He not only ...

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LATE RACE PIT DECISIONS CAN BE AGONIZING

When caution flags wave late in an event, crucial decisions need to be made, and in a hurry.A flow chart runs through a crew chief’s mind to make a call that the team, fans and sponsors hope is correct. A lot of weight is put on one man’s shoulders very quickly and he needs to be choosing correctly. This is what he signed up for and why some make healthy paychecks. And why some can gain gray hair.A series of questions need to be answered fast. Where are we running? Late in the Su ...

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THE MEN OF PIT ROAD CALENDAR

When women think of NASCAR sex symbols, they rarely think of the guys screwing lug nuts, pounding metal or pumping gas.  Guys on the pit crew might have unexceptional jobs on race days, but they have exceptional bodies (often hidden beneath layers of jumpsuits and beer bellies.)  Here is an exclusive look at the 2010 Men of Pit Road calendar. Mr. June June is a time for romance.  It's also the time of year when NASCAR visits the beaches of California for the road race at S ...

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FORMER FOOTBALL PLAYER SAYS PIT WORK MORE COMPETITIVE

Former Wake Forest linebacker Dion Williams, who played one season with the Minnesota Vikings, said that pit work is more competitive than football. “In football, you can rely on your teammates a lot. With a pit crew, you can't make any mistakes. There are four downs in football. If you mess up a pit stop, it can end your night.” Is that true? Let us remember, he did play in the ACC.The Sprint Pit Crew Challenge airs on SPEED tonight at 9 ET.Pit work 'more competitive than footba ...

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