Found July 17, 2012 on Fox Sports:
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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