One of the busiest places at any NASCAR race is pit road—particularly during a stop made under caution. Up to 43 cars may be jockeying in and out of their pit stalls at speeds ranging from 35 to 65 mph or higher.
Ask any driver and he'll tell you that with all those signs—so many of them composed primarily of the same colors—it's very difficult to see his in order to find his particular pit box for that day.
Pit road signs may change over time and may include ties to sponsor logos, driver names, and car numbers. For example, a few years ago Kyle Busch's pit road sign was a picture of the character "Kyle" from the animated show "South Park." His current pit road sign is simply the number 18.
What follows are signs found on pit road at the Pepsi 500 at the Auto Club Speedway. Not all of them were being used to direct drivers to their pit stalls—some were simply sitting along the edge of the pit box either not being used at that moment or possibly as alternate signs for different locations or situations.
Photo Credits: M Brian Ladner