Date archive: June 2014

Tire carrier takes wild ride down pit road during truck race

The dangers of pitting a race car can sometimes get overlooked until a mistake is made and the results are scary. This past weekend during the truck race, rear tire carrier Josh ...

Carl Edwards jackman falls off the wall, almost gets run over, then wins the race!

Every now and again I write an article that has me laughing the whole time, and this is one of them. The best part about this story is that no one got ...

Rear tire carrier Blake Haugland swims to Alcatraz and back!

This past weekend while the race teams were getting their cars dialed in at Sonoma, Blake Haugland was getting dialed in as well. As everyone knows on pit road, Blake is one ...

Putting a Brake on Injuries: The Role of the OrthoCarolina Motorsports Team

The faces may be familiar from the shop and tracks, and if you’ve had an injury, odds are high you’ve probably met one of them. OrthoCarolina’s Motorsports crew seems to be everywhere. ...

Veteran tire changer Mark “Hollywood” Armstrong suffers injury in pit practice

Anyone who knows racing or pit crews has heard of Mark “Hollywood” Armstrong. He’s one of most flamboyant crewmen around and has gained the respect of pit road. He’s been changing tires ...

The summer is here and crews look to get a fresh start at Pocono

The only thing worth watching Sunday might be the pit stops. Pocono is known for little passing and track position is paramount. With that in mind, like every week lately, pit stops ...

Pit crews can’t hide from the attention anymore

Over the last few weeks the opportunity to win races has been gained or lost on pit road. Pit crews are becoming more and more the focus and the outcomes are being ...

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