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What is the fastest four-tire-change pit stop in NASCAR?

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The fastest four-tire pit stop in NASCAR history was four seconds. According to HistoryOrb.com, this record was set on May 30, 1976 by Bobby Unser.

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What is the fastest four-tire-change pit stop in NASCAR?
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An average NASCAR pit stop takes about 13 seconds because it usually requires several actions, such as adding fuel and checking for other issues. According to ESPN, a pit crew typically includes a rear tire carrier, a jackman, a rear tire changer, a front tire carrier, a front tire changer, a catch can man, a gas man, a support crew and an extra man. A NASCAR official is also present to watch for rule violations and to maintain pit safety.

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