Nascar No. 24 move closer to Tissot watches grand prize

First published: 11-05-2009

The Nascar number 24 team claimed the Tissot Pit Road Precision Award at Richmond International Raceway on May 2nd.

Jeff Gordon's team have clocked up the highest number of pit road awards so far this season with three in ten races.

Crew chief Steve Letarte said: "The No. 24 DuPont crew was solid again in Richmond.

"In an effort to stay ahead of the changing track conditions, chassis adjustments were a part of almost every pit stop - and they didn't miss a beat."

The win will net the eight-man team and their coach a $5,000 (£3,295) prize and brings them a step closer to the $100,000 (£66,170) and Tissot watches prize for the crew and driver with the highest number of Tissot pit award victories over 36 races.

Gordon's DuPont Chevrolet Impala SS spent only 279.607 seconds on the pit road on the 0.75-mile Richmond track.

Seven other teams have won the award so far this season, netting themselves one prize each.

Gordon finished the race in eighth, but is currently the overall leader on the Sprint Cup points board.

The number 39 team picked up the Tissot Pit Road Precision Award in April, after spending a collective 234.393 seconds on the pit road at the Phoenix International Raceway.


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