Name: Gary Smith
Pit Crew Position: Pit Coach
Hometown: : New Paltz, New York
Gary’s journey in NASCAR began while weight training driver Chet Fillip. Chet asked Gary to become a member of his pit crew in the mid 80’s and from there Smith moved on to a celebrated over-the-wall career including his first win with Lake Speed in 1987, pitting for the #5 car at Hendrick Motorsports from 89-99 and winning a Cup Championship in 1996. He was also a member of Steve Park’s crew on the #1 car at DEI. Today, Gary is the Pit Crew Coach at JTG Daugherty Racing for Driver Bobby Labonte and he also is the owner/operator of Nautilus Fitness Center in Cornelius, NC.