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48 crew thrives on race-day chaos

Updated: November 14, 2009, 4:39 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Friday was what Jimmie Johnson's Sprint Cup team calls "thrash day," a time when crew members run around the garage in organized chaos to switch the No. 48 car from race trim to qualifying trim and back to race trim between trips through NASCAR's inspection stations.

They barely have time to catch their breath, going over every inch of the car like a surgeon would a patient before and after a major operation.

They are doing things --which mostly that go unnoticed ...

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