Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon Swap Pit Crews for Rest of Season

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Hendrick Motorsports announced Monday that the swap of pit crews between Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon late in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway would remain in place for the two races left this season.

Johnson's crew chief Chad Knaus and and Gordon's crew chief Steve Letarte will hold a news conference Tuesday to address the unusual situation.

The team's brief statement said, "The change is limited to the seven primary over-the-wall members of the respective pit crews. Roles of additional team personnel will not be affected.''

The move comes after a frustrating day on pit road for the four-time defending Cup champion Johnson on Sunday in Texas. When Gordon crashed out of the race on lap 192 of the 334-lap race, Knaus made the unusual call to replace his crew with Gordon's in the middle of the race.


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Source: http://motorsports.fanhouse.com/2010/11/08/jimmie-johnson-and-jeff-gordon-swap-pit-crews-for-rest-of-season/

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