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Tool Time!

After 36 long and dedicated weeks, the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season will culminate this Sunday in beautiful South Florida.

The Lowe’s Racing team has been preparing for this moment all season, utilizing their skills, talents and tools to accomplish their goal of obtaining the coveted #6pack. Each member of the team has played in intricate part in the Lowe’s Racing success, using their strengths and abilities to improve the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevy SS week in, week out.

In this week’s edition of crew questions, we asked the team “If you could only use one tool the rest of your career, what would it be?” Check out their answers and let us know what if you would say the same thing!

  • Kyle Bazzell (hauler driver) and R.J. Barnette (front tire carrier) – Hammer    [Hammer down!]
  • Peter Michel (engineer) – Kobalt 15 in 1 Multi-Tool
  • Chad Kohn (backup hauler driver) – Tape Measure
  • Ron Malec (car chief) – A Kobalt Sledge hammer
  • Austin Konetski (mechanic) – The Kobalt ½” Driver Battery Impact Driver
  • Lance Munksgard (pit crew coach) – Swiss Army Knife  [Very practical!]
  • Chris Krieg (pit crew coach), Greg Morin (pit crew coach) and John Boydston (engine tuner) – Computer
  • David Elenz (engineer) – 3/32” T-Handle
  • Calvin Teague (rear tire changer) – My air gun   
  • Brandon Harder (gasman) – Mind
  • Earl Barban (spotter) – Eye sight       [That's a good answer! Fitting!]
  • Matthew Tyrrell (tire carrier) – Wedge wrench (it's the only one I need to keep doing my job for the most part)
  • T.J. Ford (backup jackman) – Jack, of course! “Pick things up, put things down!”     [Haha!]
  • Andrew Childers (jackman) – My brain!
  • Ryan Patton (tire carrier) - Athleticism 

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Kevin Harvick
Joey Logano
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Jimmie Johnson
Started: 10th
Finished: 4th
Sunday, September 6th
7:00 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Kobalt Hot Pass