With Brad Keselowski getting eliminated from Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship contention last weekend, Team Penske has decided to swap some pit crews. Ryan Blaney, who’s still championship eligible, will get Keselowski’s pit crew while Keselowski will get Blaney’s.
Also, as part of the moves, according to NBC Sports, jack man Graham Stoddard and tire carrier Wade Moore from Blaney’s crew will be moved to the crew of Joey Logano who advanced to the Round of 8 along with Blaney.
Logano said it essentially reassembles the major players (same tire changers and jack man) on the No. 22 pit crew that he won the championship with last year.
“We had a rookie jack man this year who has made a lot of good gains over the season, but I feel the opportunity to put the same team that won the championship last year back together for the last few races was a smart play,” Logano said. “We definitely needed some speed from the pit crew side of things. I was on board with that.”