Joe Gibbs Racing swaps pit crews for Christopher Bell, Ty Gibbs

Joe Gibbs Racing has moved Ty Gibbs’ pit crew to Christopher Bell’s staff in an effort to spice up Bell’s probabilities within the Cup playoffs.

Bell enters the playoffs because the seventh seed. He has 2,014 factors, placing him seven above the cutline forward of Sunday’s Southern 500 (6 p.m. ET on USA Community, post-race present on Peacock).

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The pit crew swap was made since Gibbs didn’t make the playoffs. His pit crew has been among the many greatest this season. Gibbs’ crew won the NASCAR Pit Crew Challenge throughout All-Star Weekend in Could at North Wilkesboro.

Gibbs’ crew ranks third within the sequence in common time for a four-tire cease at 11.254 seconds, in response to Racing Insights. Bell’s pit crew ranks twentieth in common time for a four-tire pit cease.

Racing Insights instances pit stops from the second the automotive enters the pit stall to when it exits the stall.

Bell’s quickest four-tire pit time this season, in response to Racing Insights, is 9.8096 seconds. Gibbs’ pit crew has had 13 stops sooner than that this 12 months.

Joe Gibbs Racing instances its stops from the second the automotive goes up on the jack on the best facet to when the automotive comes down from the jack on the left facet in a four-tire cease. Gibbs’ crew had an 8.54-second pit cease at Richmond. That was one in all three consecutive pit stops by that crew at Richmond under 9 seconds, in response to the staff.

Bell’s new pit crew might be: Blake Houston (entrance tire changer), Michael Hicks (rear tire changer), Jacob Holmes (tire service), Derrell Edwards (jackman) and Peyton Moore (fueler).

Gibbs’ new pit crew might be: Jackson Gibbs (entrance tire changer), Kevon Jackson (rear tire changer), Nick McBeath (tire service), Braxton Brannon (jackman) and Ian Anderson (fueler).

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