The 600-mile event at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway is one of my three favorite races of the NASCAR Sprint Cup season. It’s at home so the garage is packed with people you know. There’s a ton of hype, and bragging rights are on the line. We’re hoping to defend our win this year.
With the offseason ahead, we typically start asking ourselves what we think about our paint schemes. We discuss if there is anything that could be better or changed, and the National Guard was up for some changes so we reviewed the blue-and-white look the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet currently runs.
Our pit crew and strength coaches emphasize that one of the major components in becoming a successful pit crew is giving 100 percent in our fitness and training program. No one individual performance can bring success. We are dependent upon each other to pull off the perfect pit stop, which can make the difference in Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s success on race day.