- The average Nascar pit stop, including a change of tires and refueling, takes between 12 and 13 seconds.
- 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.