Adam Stevens has played a part in victories at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but not until Sunday had he won a race at The Brickyard as a crew chief in NASCAR’s premier series.
Stevens called the shots from the pit box in Kyle Busch’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series triumph at the legendary 2.5-mile track. Clearly, the win was the most meaningful of Stevens’ career.
“As a boy growing up, I can tell you that there's not another racetrack that’s more important to me to get a victory at,” Stevens said. “I felt that way when we won on the XFINITY side (with Busch in 2013). I felt that way when I was able to be a race engineer on Zippy (crew chief Greg Zipadelli) and Tony (Stewart’s) teams and win a couple races.
“The history of racing at this track is unmatched anywhere on this planet. To lead a team that put together a car that put together a weekend and a setup and did all the right things to bring home the trophy is something that I can hang my hat on for the rest of my life.”