NASCAR pit crew experience in SL Friday

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Race fans in Storm Lake will have the opportunity to test their pit crew skills on an authentic racecar. A replica of the No. 12 Alltel Dodge Charger, driven by 2008 Daytona 500 Champion Ryan Newman, will make a pit stop from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday at the Alltel retail store located at 111 Sail Barn Rd. in Storm Lake, Iowa.

While visiting the ultimate pit crew experience, fans can grab an air gun and demo an interactive tire changer on a quarter panel of the NASCAR racer. Fans can clock their speed and compare it to the 13-second pit stops routinely recorded by the No. 12 Alltel Team. Fans can navigate the website and take home prizes to commemorate their experience

The team is promoting the Ryan Newman Foundation, which promotes companion animal welfare and conservation of the great outdoors. Visit the Fan Center at