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Jimmie Johnson Swaps Pit Crews with Jeff Gordon to Improve Championship Chances

On Sunday, Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 team had one of their worst days as it saw the team fall apart. In the first seven stops of the race, the no. 48 team lost stops on four of them. Valuable track position was lost and therefore putting Johnson in bad situations. So once teammate Jeff Gordon was wrecked out of the race, Chad Knaus and Rick Hendrick called the ultimate decision—they fired their pit crew, using Gordon’s for the rest of the race and now, the rest of the year. The last two stops pulled by Gordon’s pit crew were both sub 12-second stops, allowing Johnson to keep his track position. "It was just a long day," Johnson said after the event. "We just gave away so much track position at the beginning and it...

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