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Kurt Busch's team swapping out entire pit crew

Kurt Busch Gets New Pit Crew Members
By: Dustin Long - @dustinlong on September 28, 2013 | 3:11 P.M. EST

DOVER, Del. _ Kurt Busch says he and his team “need to attack’’ in the Chase, and he will do so with four new pit crew members Sunday at Dover International Speedway.

Busch’s pit crew has been inconsistent and a source of frustration for the driver for much of the season.

Busch needs something dramatic to happen. He enters the AAA 400 seventh in the standings, 40 points behind series leader Matt Kenseth.

“We need to attack, we can’t let those Gibbs guys get too far ahead,’’ Busch said. “Last week, we finished 13th, that’s not going to get it done in the Chase.’’

Busch’s team, which has a technical alliance with Richard Childress Racing, will use four RCR Nationwide pit crew members Sunday.

Josh Sobecki will be the new rear tire carrier. He comes from Austin Dillon’s Nationwide team and replaces Arthur Simmons.

The other three new pit crew members come from Brian Scott’s Nationwide team at RCR.

Brian Gainey is the new jackman, replacing Andrew Turner. Jake Lind is the new rear tire changer, replacing Kenyatta Houston. Thad Wymer is the new front tire carrier, replacing Mike Houston.

The only two pit crew members unchanged are gasman Milan Rudanovic, who joined the team this summer, and Matt Humphries, who is a member of Scott’s Nationwide team and joined Busch’s pit crew two weeks ago at Chicago.

Busch said all areas need to be addressed to have a chance at the title.

“We have to find all the speed we can in the car and not give up any,’’ Busch said. “Last week we gave up speed by changing quite a few things on Saturday night, trying to change our car from a sixth-place car to a winning car. We turned it from a sixth-place car to a 13th-place car.’’


I didn't think the pit crew was the problem last week. Had the jack break, but that stuff happens. The team just went the wrong way on adjustments on the car at loudon. seems like a bit of an overreaction to me.


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Post Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:10 pm

Re: Kurt Busch's team swapping out entire pit crew

this is all a set up for if it fails he can bag the team for his imperfections, and people think he will be a good addition to SHR hahahahaha
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Post Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:12 pm

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I applaud the changes that have been made to this team. Maybe Kurt(or his CC) lost confidence in the other guys and that is not a good place to be. Someone had the guts to make the call.......if, just if they had made pit crew changes to the 39 team we could all feel great about Ryan's chase bid.
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Post Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:26 pm

Re: Kurt Busch's team swapping out entire pit crew

Just more 'new guys' to berate ... nothing new.... :mrgreen:
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