HARRISBURG, N.C. – The 2011 NASCAR Sprint Pit Crew Challenge presented by Craftsman, a fan-friendly, pit-crew competition featuring the top-24 NASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesTM pit crews, is scheduled for Thursday, May 19, 2011, at Time Warner Cable Arena.
The NASCAR Sprint Pit Crew Challenge presented by Craftsman will begin at 7 p.m. ET and also will air on SPEED at 9 p.m. that evening.
Entering its seventh year, the competition is the signature lead-in event to the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race Saturday, May 21 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
As the title sponsor of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Sprint Pit Crew Challenge presented by Craftsman, Sprint has been an integral part of the growth and the development of the event since its inception in 2005. Presenting sponsor Craftsman has been a long-time sponsor in the sport providing reliable tools for NASCAR, auto mechanics and do-it-yourself car enthusiasts.
To qualify for the NASCAR Sprint Pit Crew Challenge presented by Craftsman, teams must be eligible for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race or be the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Pit Crew Challenge Champion. NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race eligibility includes all NASCAR Sprint Cup race winners from 2010 and 2011, NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race winners from the past 10 years and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champions from the past 10 years who are active drivers and have competed in at least one series event during the 2010 or 2011 season. Remaining unfilled positions will become available to the car owners ranked highest in the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series owner point standings as of May 17.
The following teams are currently eligible: No. 00 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota, No. 1 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet, No. 4 Red Bull Racing Toyota, No. 5 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, No. 11 FedEx Toyota, No. 14 Office Depot Chevrolet, No. 16 3M Ford, No. 17 Crown Royal Ford, No. 18 M&M’s Toyota, No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Dodge, No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet, No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet, No. 33 Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Chevrolet, No. 39 US Army Chevrolet, No. 42 Target Chevrolet, No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet, and No. 99 Aflac Ford.
For more information, visit www.pitcrewchallenge.com.