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The 12-Second Team (Part 1)

The old adage that ‘racing is a team sport’ is definitely true. From the mechanics to the pit crew, each individual is important when it comes to winning on race day. This week, we’ll be focusing on the No. 48 Lowe’s Racing pit crew. Hopefully, you’ll feel like you know them just a little better after reading these bios below. Also, be sure to follow us on Twitter @lowesracing where we’ll be posting pit crew-related content all week.

Greg “The Big Ragu” Morin

Pit Crew Coach

  • Twitter: @gregmorin488
  • Hometown: Waltham, MA
  • Years with Team 48: 5
  • Married/Kids: Married with two kids, Luciano (8) & Dominic (4)
  • What did you do prior to being on the pit crew? I ran a pit school, was a chef, teacher, and trainer.
  • Any jobs outside of the pit crew? No. (Greg is at the shop every day when he isn’t at the track)
  • Most memorable moment with Team 48: Winning the 2012 Pit Crew Competition
  • Favorite Workout: Circuit training
  • Favorite Song on Your iPod? “My Way” by Frank Sinatra
  • Hobbies: Cooking, sports, and home improvement
  • Last Home Improvement Project: Built a deck & painted my house

Lance Munksgard

Pit Crew Coach

  • Twitter: @Lmunksgard
  • Hometown: Warren, PA
  • Years with Team 48: 1
  • Married/Kids: Married with two boys, Colton (6) & Ledger (2)
  • What did you do prior to being on the pit crew? Sports medicine/Athletic training
  • Any jobs outside of the pit crew? No. (Lance is at the shop every day when he isn’t at the track)
  • Most memorable moment with Team 48: My first win with the 48, which was also win #200 for HMS.
  • Favorite Workout: Circuit training
  • Favorite Song on Your iPod? “Kick it in the Sticks” by Brantley Gilbert
  • Hobbies: Hunting, Golfing
  • Last Home Improvement Project: Replaced split rail fence post in my backyard

TJ “Precious” Ford

Jackman

  • Twitter: @tjford413
  • Hometown: Charlotte, NC
  • Years with Team 48: 2
  • Married/Kids: Single
  • What did you do prior to being on the pit crew? Raced Motocross
  • Any jobs outside of the pit crew? I own a furniture delivery, receiving, warehousing company. White-glove service. “The Delivery Connector”
  • Most memorable moment with Team 48: Winning the 2012 Pit Crew Championship!
  • Favorite Workout: Road biking
  • Favorite Song on Your iPod? “The General” by Dispatch
  • Hobbies: Golf, Wake Surfing, Physical Training, Cycling
  • Last Home Improvement Project: Renovated my garage (walls, racks, flooring)

Brandon “Marlo” Harder

Gas man

  • Twitter: @Brandon_Harder
  • Hometown: Oak Harbor, OH
  • Years with Team 48: 3
  • Married/Kids: Single
  • What did you do prior to being on the pit crew? Went to school and worked road construction.
  • Any jobs outside of the pit crew? I work in the 488 shop. (The 488 shop is how they refer to the 48/88 shop at HMS).
  • Most memorable moment with Team 48: Brickyard 2012
  • Favorite Workout: Upper Push
  • Favorite Song on Your iPod? Depends on the day
  • Hobbies: Going on the Lake, riding a 4-wheeler, working around the house
  • Last Home Improvement Project: Tiled my bathroom floor

Check back in tomorrow for the tire changers' and tire carriers’ bios!

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Kevin Harvick
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Jimmie Johnson
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Finished: 5th
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