Performance Instruction & Training (PIT) has been training the most sought after pit crew members since 2001. The eight-week Pit Crew U program lays the ground for well-rounded crewmen who understand all aspects of a pit stop and those selected to continue in the 5 Off 5 On Race Team Performance program hone their skills through practice and actual over-the-wall racing experience until they are ready to make that career move into the sport. Teams also utilize PIT’s state-of-the-art training facility for their practices and contract 5 Off 5 On students for their crews or recruit full-time employees. Graduates have gone on to win series championships in all divisions of stock car motorsports and Pit Crew U touts four consecutive individual All-Star Pit Crew Challenge Champions. Alumni of the program are now in Pit Crew Coordinator positions at many of racing’s most competitive teams.
Developed with the input of the industry-leading pit crew coaches and coordinators, the eight-week Pit Crew U curriculum requires students to learn the skills of each pit crew position before focusing on one primary position. This makes for well-rounded graduates who are not only performing live pit stops by the end of the course, but who can also understand their teammate’s responsibilities and perform their own equipment maintenance and race-day setup. Each Pit Crew U class has dedicated instructors who are all graduates of the program themselves.
Required for testing:No. 2 pencil
25,000 RPM IR Hurd Thunder Gun
“It’s a controlled environment in which students can learn and have the confidence that they know what to do at a race. Pit Crew U gives them the best opportunity to learn to handle the pressure mentally and physically and be prepared to go out there and get a job in NASCAR.”
Jeff Hammond Six-time Winston-Cup Championship Crew Chief, Fox Sports Analyst
“I put in a lot of practice time as a student in Pit Crew U and it paid off. The first job I got in racing came after a coach saw me at PIT.”
Nick O’Dell, PCU 14 Graduate Front Tire Changer, Sprint Cup Series Joe Gibbs Racing, No. 18 Car 2008 Pit Crew Challenge Champion
“Pit Crew U is the program I started in and is a one of a kind opportunity for students to develop the skills it takes to go over the wall.”
Lance Munksgard, PCU 2 Graduate Head Coach, Michael Waltrip Racing