According to one crew chief, you can't win a race with a 12-second stop but you can lose it with an 18-second stop. Yogi Berra call the front desk.
Penske wheel man Ben Brown can whip off five lug nuts in less than two seconds.
Nascar pit crews specialize in pit stops; they don't do double duty as mechanics.
Nascar race cars hold 17.5 gallons of 110-octane unleaded fuel. If they had to pay for it (race fuel is supplied by Sunoco) it'd cost upward of $8.00 a gallon.
Newman's crew primarily comprises ex-athletes, and they train as such, working out with plyometrics to improve speed, strength and stamina.
All that just to go around it circles. Apparently it's not as futile as it looks.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.