Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing experienced a renaissance of sorts this year, and the pit crews deserve their share of praise for the team’s vault up the NASCAR standings.

The pit crew for Brad Keselowski’s No. 6 Ford team earned such recognition Friday in the form of the Mechanix Wear Most Valuable Pit Crew Award. This isn’t merely a consolation prize, either, as the award is determined by an advanced calculation called “M-Pact score,” which factors in pit stop time, yellow flag passes and other areas to determine which pit crews are elite.

“The No. 6 pit crew has earned the award this season through their drive, determination and hard work,” RFK pit crew coach Scott Bowen said in a statement. “It’s a pleasure to work alongside such a competitive group of individuals that come together to form an elite team.”

The No. 6 pit crew includes:

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Dustin Lineback, jackman
Telvin McClurkin, tire carrier
Johnny Roberts, front tire changer
Steve Price, rear tire changer
Brad Robison, fueler

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The 2023 NASCAR Cup Series season was one of RFK Racing’s most successful campaigns in years, with Keselowski’s No. 6 team finishing eighth in the final standings and Chris Buescher’s No. 17 team finishing seventh. That was a huge jump from last season, when Keselowski and Buescher finished 24th and 21st, respectively.

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