Life in the Pits: Twenty Seconds That Make the Difference
Drivers aren't the only heroes of stock car racing! Pit crews are responsible for keeping the drivers' cars fueled and fast; their efforts can make the difference in a race. Learn about the jobs of these specialists in this in-depth account that makes the pit stop the most exciting part of the action.
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