RFK Racing co-owner and driver Brad Keselowski has been in the headlines in recent weeks due to a publicized pit-crew swap between the RFK No. 17 team and the No. 47 group of JTG Daugherty Racing.
There‘s more to talk about with Keselowski and his crew post-Dover, but this time it‘s simply about performance — and it‘s a good story for the No. 6 squad.
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Keselowski‘s crew was on point last weekend at Dover Motor Speedway, putting in its best outing of the season as the veteran driver sprinted to an eighth-place finish.
The No. 6 crew consisting of tire changers Johnny Roberts and Steve Price, tire carrier Telvin McClurkin, fueler Brad Robison and jackman Dustin Lineback turned the 10th-fastest four-tire pit stop of the entire season on Lap 124, according to Racing Insights. The 9.776-second stop is tied with an Alex Bowman stop at Las Vegas from earlier this year in the season-long top 10 rankings (the full top 10 is below).
Additionally, the No. 6 crew was the fastest at Dover with both the best single-best pit stop and also the best average four-tire stop time at 10.099 seconds. That time of 10.099 is the second-quickest average time of a race this season, behind only Kyle Larson‘s 10.051-second average from the No. 5 team at Martinsville.
Keselowski‘s crew also jumped from fifth place to second place on the list of best average four-tire pit stops this year (see more below). No one else jumped that high. William Byron‘s No. 24 crew, though, supplanted Chase Briscoe‘s squad at the top of the rankings following Dover.
See below to analyze additional pit-road statistics from Racing Insights.
10 FASTEST FOUR-TIRE PIT STOPS IN 2023
|1||Richmond||Corey LaJoie||9.309 seconds|
|2||Richmond||Corey LaJoie||9.615 seconds|
|3||Phoenix||Ty Gibbs||9.643 seconds|
|4||Richmond||Chase Briscoe||9.647 seconds|
|5||Phoenix||Chase Briscoe||9.676 seconds|
|6||Martinsville||Kyle Larson||9.677 seconds|
|7||COTA||Martin Truex Jr.||9.684 seconds|
|8||Phoenix||Kyle Busch||9.688 seconds|
|9||Richmond||Tyler Reddick||9.749 seconds|
|t-10||Dover||Brad Keselowski||9.776 seconds|
|t-10||Las Vegas||Alex Bowman||9.776 seconds|
BEST AVERAGE FOUR-TIRE PIT STOPS TIMES OF 2023
|1||24||William Byron||11.293 seconds|
|2||6||Brad Keselowski||11.326 seconds|
|3||14||Chase Briscoe||11.371 seconds|
|4||1||Ross Chastain||11.399 seconds|
|5||5||Kyle Larson||11.462 seconds|
|6||23||Bubba Wallace||11.485 seconds|
|7||99||Daniel Suárez||11.487 seconds|
|8||4||Kevin Harvick||11.508 seconds|
|9||54||Ty Gibbs||11.513 seconds|
|10||8||Kyle Busch||11.547 seconds|
BEST PIT CREW BY RACE IN 2023
|Track||Driver||Best four-tire stop||Driver||Average four-tire stop|
|Daytona||William Byron||11.278 seconds||Kyle Larson||12.763 seconds|
|Auto Club||Daniel Suárez||9.777 seconds||Ross Chastain||10.896 seconds|
|Las Vegas||Alex Bowman||9.776 seconds||Chase Briscoe||10.259 seconds|
|Phoenix||Ty Gibbs||9.643 seconds||Corey LaJoie||10.404 seconds|
|Atlanta||Kyle Busch||10.243 seconds||Kyle Busch||11.094 seconds|
|COTA||Martin Truex Jr.||9.684 seconds||Austin Dillon||10.668 seconds|
|Richmond||Corey LaJoie||9.309 seconds||Alex Bowman||10.388 seconds|
|Martinsville||Kyle Larson||9.677 seconds||Kyle Larson||10.051 seconds|
|Talladega||Daniel Suárez||11.011 seconds||Ross Chastain||11.577 seconds|
|Dover||Brad Keselowski||9.776 seconds||Brad Keselowski||10.099 seconds|