• Brett Cumming, pit crew coach for the Earnhardt-Ganassi McDonalds 1 Car, speaks to Fort Bragg Soldiers about the teamwork required to be a member of a NASCAR Pit Crew. Cumming and his team visited Fort Bragg Jan. 17 and hosted the NASCAR Pit Crew Challenge; an event that put Soldiers in the roles of a NASCAR pit crew.

    Nascar shows the importance of teamwork

    Brett Cumming, pit crew coach for the Earnhardt-Ganassi McDonalds 1 Car, speaks to Fort Bragg Soldiers about the teamwork required to be a member of a NASCAR Pit Crew. Cumming and his team visited Fort Bragg Jan. 17 and hosted the NASCAR Pit Crew...

  • Pedro Martinez, a tire changer for the Earnhardt-Ganassi McDonald's 1 Car, oversees Spc. Jacob Arent using an air impact wrench to remove the lug nuts during the NASCAR Pit Crew Challenge held Jan. 17 on Fort Bragg. Arent and his team of paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment won the challenge by changing four tires in 28.93 seconds " the fastest of 10 teams participating in the event.

    Nascar shows the importance of teamwork

    Pedro Martinez, a tire changer for the Earnhardt-Ganassi McDonald's 1 Car, oversees Spc. Jacob Arent using an air impact wrench to remove the lug nuts during the NASCAR Pit Crew Challenge held Jan. 17 on Fort Bragg. Arent and his team of paratroopers...

FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Fort Bragg Soldiers participated in the Earnhardt-Ganssi Pit Crew Challenge at the 525 Battlefield Surveillance Brigade motor Jan. 18. The event was organized by the Fort Bragg Garrison Community Relations Division in conjuction with the Earnhardt-Ganassi Pit Crew Team to provide Soldiers with an insight into NASCAR pit crew teamwork in a friendly environment.

The challenge started with the NASCAR pit crew members teaching the Soldiers step-by-step how to do a four-tire stop. The stop included Soldiers competing against the clock to remove the lug nuts from and replace each tire. There were 10 teams, each comprising five Soldiers and each team was appointed a member of the Earnhardt-Ganassi pit crew to practice removing and replacing tires before the competition to ensure the safety and proficiency of the Soldiers.

"The goal of the event was to foster stronger bonds between the military and the community," said Frank Hanan, community relations chief.

Although all the teams worked hard, there could only be one winner and Company D, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division won with a time of 28:93 seconds.

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