Montoya’s No. 42 crew is the 12th Cup team to garner the Tissot award as the season approaches the halfway mark.
The fast work by the No. 42 crew during the Toyota / Save Mart 350k helped Montoya to a solid sixth-place finish at the 1.99-mile road circuit. Montoya’s Chevrolet Impala SS spent 107.846 seconds on pit road.
«It is extremely gratifying to be recognized with the Tissot Pit Road award,” said Chip Goode, No. 42 pit crew coach. “Our Target Chevrolet pit crew is a dedicated group that puts in the work during the week to be one of the best on Sundays. Behind the leadership of (crew chief) Brian Pattie, the No. 42 team expects to compete week in and week out with NASCAR’s best. The Tissot Pit Road award is another testament to where this team is as a whole, not only on pit road but also on the racetrack.»
Montoya’s over-the-wall crew consists of: Trevor Lysne (front-tire changer), Eric Bilyeu (front-tire carrier), Chris McMullen (rear-tire changer), Chip Goode (rear-tire carrier), TJ Ford (jackman), Mike Bodick (gasman) and Heath Silver (catch can).
The payout for winning the weekly Tissot Pit Road Precision Award is $5,000. The crew with the most Tissot wins at the completion of the 36-race schedule will receive a $100,000 bonus plus Tissot watches for the crew and driver.
After 16 Cup races, the crews of Jeff Gordon and Greg Biffle are tied for first in the Tissot standings with three wins each. There are 10 teams tied for third with one win each.
Tissot has been the official watch and timekeeper of NASCAR since 2006. The company is also the official timekeeper for a number of other sports, including the MotoGP World Championship, the Ice Hockey World Championship and the Cycling World Championship.