5-hour ENERGY® Racing Pit Crew

Danny Kincaid
Front Tire Changer

Hometown: Port Bryan, NY
Years in Racing: 12

What goes through your mind when you hear a driver say “I feel a vibration”
over the radio?

“I think back to the last stop and think about each lug nut that I hit and depending on if I know that they are all good, I give the crew chiefs a thumbs up or a thumbs down.”

What is the biggest mistake a tire changer can make on a pit stop?
How do you practice to not make that mistake?

“Trying to hurry too much or move to fast and knock a lug nut off. Our hand speed is so crucial; it must remain the same for every stop.”

Pit road often looks like organized mayhem, how do you stay focused and
organized during a pit stop?

“I don’t think, I just do what I have been trained to do.”

What is your earliest racing memory?

“Winning the first Busch Race at Chicagoland Speed way with Jimmie Johnson.”

What’s on your iPod?

“A little bit of everything.”

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