Found July 17, 2012 on
We have been seeing the action on pit road play a pivotal role in the outcome of some of these NASCAR Sprint Cup races lately and sometimes, not in a good way.
I believe we are seeing a combination of the pressure as the Chase for the Sprint Cup nears, the hot weather and the effects of a very aggressive race schedule.
As a former crew chief, believe me when I tell you that every team and team member is thankful to have this week off. What I think you will see at the Brickyard in the next race is fewer mistakes on pit road as the guys will be more rested, fresher and recharged.
As we go forward to the Chase cutoff race at Richmond International Raceway, however, it wouldn't surprise me if we see more mistakes creeping back into the picture. The pressure to perform on pit road these days is intense. You can help your driver out immensely and allow him to gain positions with a perfect stop.
We saw Kyle Busch slide through his pit Sunday at Loudon and it cost him big time. I th...
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Joe Gibbs Racing had two of the best cars of the field Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch qualified first and third. Combined, those two led 216 of 301 laps. Early on, it looked like Kyle was in another zip code and no one was going to touch him.
Things were going pretty good until his green-flag pit stop. His No. 18 team then experienced a double...
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Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch dominated much of Sunday's LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Kyle paced the field from the pole, but Hamlin spent the most time out front. The race as a whole was fairly straightforward, but a few drivers left with some raised eyebrows over NASCAR's infamous debris cautions.
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We are just about half way through the NASCAR race season – with 19 races down and only 7 to go before the Chase grid is set.
(July 14, 2012 – Source: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images North America)
If the season ended right now, who would be in and who would be out? We have broke it down so you can see the drivers that would be in the Chase this season if the last race was New Hampshire...