Dale Earnhardt Jr's pit crew problems continued tonight at the Pit Crew Challenge presented by Craftsman.
After staging the car against last year's champ Brian Vickers, the horn sounded and the race was on.
It was a dead heat in the first few seconds, with Vickers' jack man reaching his car first.
This was the only lead Vickers' team would have.
Earnhardt's complete team would reach his car first and the push was on.
It was almost a dead heat down the 40-yard track.
When the timer stopped, it was Earnhardt's crew crossing the finish line first by one-tenth of a second.
The deafening roar from the crowd soon turned to boo's as the officials slapped a five-second penalty on the No. 88 team for a gas can infraction.
This picture is Vickers and Earnhardt getting ready to do battle.
Earnhardt in the left lane and Vickers in the right. Like competitors in a drag race, the horn is about to sound.
Vickers' jack man would arrive first, but Earnhardt's crew was assembling fast.
Earnhardt and Vickers are in a dead heat three-fourths of the way down the 40-yard track
At the line it is Earnhardt crossing first.
The electronic timers tell the story of a hard fought battle between the gladiators. A five-second gas can penalty to Earnhardt's team would thrust an elimination dagger into the heart of his pit crew.