Las Vegas, NV December 5th, 2013 - This year we congratulate the #88 Hendrick Motorsports team as the 2013 Mechanix Wear Most Valuable Pit Crew. This deeply rooted honorary award is more than just recognition of hard work; it’s an honor awarded by every NASCAR Sprint Cup Crew Chief. With 22 top 10 finishes and 10 top 5 finishes, the #88 Hendrick Motorsports pit crew proved that they can quickly and consistently pit the #88 Chevrolet and keep Dale Earnhardt Jr. in championship contention.
In its 12th year running, the Mechanix Wear Most Valuable Pit Crew Award is the longest running and most coveted pit crew award in NASCAR. Throughout the season NASCAR Crew Chiefs elect a semi-finalist for each quarter and of those four finalists one team is deemed the Most Valuable Pit Crew. Sure the $100,000 prize is nice, but bragging rights carry heavy weight amongst these tool-men. The iconic MVPC trophy serves as a testament to consistent performance on pit road. Without these guys the car wouldn’t leave pit road, plain and simple.