Aric Almirola and his crew chief, Trent Owens, used a masterful pit strategy to pick up several positions and secure a top-10 finish in Sunday’s rain-shortened Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup event at Phoenix International Raceway.
Rookie crew chief Justin Alexander pulled within one win of the leader in the battle for the $100,000 year-end MOOG Steering and Suspension “Problem Solver” award after earning the MOOG brand’s weekly crew chief award in Sunday’s CampingWorld.com 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.
For the second time in three weeks, Richard “Slugger” Labbe, crew chief for Austin Dillon and the No. 3 Dow Chevrolet SS, earned the MOOG Steering and Suspension brand’s “Problem Solver of the Race” award after Dillon picked up 16 positions to finish eighth in Sunday’s 5-Hour Energy 301 NASCAR Sprint Cup event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Justin Alexander, rookie crew chief for Paul Menard and the No. 27 Moen/Menards Chevrolet SS, received his third MOOG Steering and Suspension “Problem Solver of the Race” Award of 2015 after the 27 car improved by nine positions to finish eighth in Sunday’s rain-shortened Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway.
Jimmie Johnson Wins, Crew Chief Chad Knaus Earns Weekly MOOG ‘Problem Solver’ Honors at Kansas Speedway
Jimmie Johnson and crew chief Chad Knaus won this past weekend’s NASCAR SpongeBob SquarePants 400 at Kansas Speedway for their Sprint Cup Series-leading third win of the season. Following the race, Knaus received his second “Problem Solver of the Race” award of 2015 from MOOG.