Bragg soldiers take up NASCAR Pit Crew Challenge

By Capt. Thomas CieslakJanuary 23, 2013

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, N.C., Jan. 17, 2013, and hosted the NASCAR Pit Crew Challenge, an event that put soldiers in the roles of a NASCAR pit crew.  (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Thomas Cieslak)
1 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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, N.C., Jan. 17, 2013, and hosted the NASCAR Pit Crew Challenge, an event that put soldiers in the roles of a NASCAR pit crew. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Thomas Cieslak) (Photo Credit: Capt. Thomas Cieslak) VIEW ORIGINAL
Jeremy Fuller, a tire changer for the Earnhardt Ganassi McDonald's 1 Car, demonstrates to Spc. Jacob Arent how to properly hold an air gun while removing a tire from a racing car during the NASCAR Pit Crew Challenge held Jan. 17, 2013, on Fort Bragg, N.C.  Arent and his team of paratroopers from the 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, won the challenge by changing four tires in 28.93 seconds " the fastest of nine teams participating in the event.  (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Thomas Cieslak)
2 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Jeremy Fuller, a tire changer for the Earnhardt Ganassi McDonald's 1 Car, demonstrates to Spc. Jacob Arent how to properly hold an air gun while removing a tire from a racing car during the NASCAR Pit Crew Challenge held Jan. 17, 2013, on Fort Bragg, N.C. Arent and his team of paratroopers from the 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, won the challenge by changing four tires in 28.93 seconds " the fastest of nine teams participating in the event. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Thomas Cieslak) (Photo Credit: Capt. Thomas Cieslak) VIEW ORIGINAL
Pedro Martinez, a tire changer for the Earnhardt Ganassi McDonald's 1 Car, demonstrates how to place an air gun to remove the lug nuts during the NASCAR Pit Crew Challenge held Jan. 17, 2013, Fort Bragg, N.C.  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 nine teams participating in the event.  (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Thomas Cieslak)
3 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Pedro Martinez, a tire changer for the Earnhardt Ganassi McDonald's 1 Car, demonstrates how to place an air gun to remove the lug nuts during the NASCAR Pit Crew Challenge held Jan. 17, 2013, Fort Bragg, N.C. 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 nine teams participating in the event. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Thomas Cieslak) (Photo Credit: Capt. Thomas Cieslak) VIEW ORIGINAL
Pedro Martinez, a tire changer for the Earnhardt Ganassi McDonald's 1 Car, oversees Spc. Jacob Arent using an air gun to remove the lug nuts during the NASCAR Pit Crew Challenge held Jan. 17, 2013, on Fort Bragg, N.C.  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 nine teams participating in the event.  (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Thomas Cieslak)
4 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Pedro Martinez, a tire changer for the Earnhardt Ganassi McDonald's 1 Car, oversees Spc. Jacob Arent using an air gun to remove the lug nuts during the NASCAR Pit Crew Challenge held Jan. 17, 2013, on Fort Bragg, N.C. 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 nine teams participating in the event. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Thomas Cieslak) (Photo Credit: Capt. Thomas Cieslak) VIEW ORIGINAL
Spc. Jacob Arent follows his pit crew team leader, Sgt. 1st Class William Pittman, around the Earnhardt Ganassi McDonald's 1 car during the NASCAR Pit Crew Challenge held Jan. 17, 2013, on Fort Bragg, N.C.  The team of paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, won the challenge by replacing four tires in 28.93 seconds " the fastest of nine teams participating in the event.  (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Thomas Cieslak)
5 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Jacob Arent follows his pit crew team leader, Sgt. 1st Class William Pittman, around the Earnhardt Ganassi McDonald's 1 car during the NASCAR Pit Crew Challenge held Jan. 17, 2013, on Fort Bragg, N.C. The team of paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, won the challenge by replacing four tires in 28.93 seconds " the fastest of nine teams participating in the event. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Thomas Cieslak) (Photo Credit: Capt. Thomas Cieslak) VIEW ORIGINAL