Back in 1991, we knew right away we had a good thing going with Mechanix Wear® Gloves.
We had no idea what kind of revolution we would start. From the first
use of Mechanix Wear® “Original” Gloves by pit crew teams at the
Daytona 500, Mechanix Wear® gloves have been the leader in the high
performance work glove market. Before we
knew it, we had 41 NASCAR® teams asking for our gloves along with just
about every other high profile motorsports team in every type of
a result of the exposure, everyday mechanics, technicians,
construction workers, Do-It-Yourselfers, industrial safety, emergency
services, and military professionals all benefit from our products.
Every Mechanix Wear® product represents a total commitment to its
intended use. We consider everything: fit, feel, function, durability,
quality, style and value. There is a lot of dedication and pride in
everything we do, and it all adds up to superior performing products
for you, our valued customer.
Whether you’re jumping the pit
wall at Daytona or just doing a little tune up in the garage, you can
have complete confidence that Mechanix Wear® products offer you the
best protection in the industry. Mechanix Wear® gloves are for more
than just racing, they are for toolboxes everywhere.
Since our inception in 1991,
Mechanix Wear has worked closely with nearly every NASCAR team,
developing gloves and other products to significantly improve the
safety and performance of pit crews. Through this close interaction,
Mechanix Wear learned how much work and training goes into a
successful pit crew. We soon realized that these crews deserve an
annual award to recognize the huge role that a pit crew plays in the
success of their race team at the track.
At the beginning of
the 2002 NASCAR season, we created and launched the Mechanix Wear Most
Valuable Pit Crew (MVPC) Award. During the racing season, a
different crew is selected each quarter as a semi-finalist. At the end
of the season, one of the four semi-finalists is chosen as the winner
of the award.
To judge the contest each year, Mechanix Wear
enlists the help of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series crew chiefs. It is
our preference to have the MVPC winners selected on consistent
performance under all conditions that also factors in race strategy,
car repairs and adjustments, weather, and all of the variables thrown
at a crew during race day. We believe the crew chiefs are the most
qualified people in the sport to analyze these variables and determine
the most valuable crew. On a quarterly basis and at the end of the
season, we ask the crew chiefs to vote for the pit crew who
contributes the most to the success of their team on race day.
Going into its ninth year, the Mechanix Wear MVPC Award is the longest
running and most coveted pit crew award in NASCAR and has gained
tremendous respect on pit road. Any team displaying the Mechanix Wear
contingency decal on the front fender of their race car is eligible to
win. Nearly every team competes in the contest each year, giving the
Mechanix Wear MVPC Award one of the highest levels of participation of
any annual NASCAR award.
Each quarterly winner during the 2011
season will receive $5000 and recognition during pre-race ceremonies.
The winning crew at the end of the season will win $100,000 and an all
expenses paid trip to the NASCAR Awards Ceremony this December in Las
Vegas to accept their award.
MECHANIX WEAR MOST VALUABLE PIT CREW AWARD Past WINNERS