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In the Pits and On the Job: Viega Supports the Pros

February 8, 2022 Viega
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Racing pit crews have to be fast. So do plumbing contractors.

Pit crews have no room for error. Neither do contractors.

That’s why pit crews use the best equipment. And it’s why contractors choose Viega press technology.

Those similarities are why we’re proud to sponsor the JTG Daugherty Racing pit crew during the NASCAR Cup Series this year. The crew will wear black and yellow Viega uniforms when they service the No. 47 Camaro ZL1 driven by Ricky Stenhouse Jr. The Viega logo also will be on the Camaro’s C-post.

Follow along on our Instagram channel to see more on the Viega Pit Crew.



Supporting the pros

Pit crews and plumbing contractors do the important work behind the scenes. They’re highly skilled pros who ensure essential systems function flawlessly under the most demanding conditions. They’re not in it for the glory; they just take pride in doing the job right the first time and keeping things moving.

Just as we sponsor the JTG Daugherty Racing pit crew, we’re proud to support the contractors, installers, plumbers, engineers and builders who choose Viega to ensure the work is done right. 


Pressing is fast

When race drivers want to go fast, they press on the gas. When plumbing contractors want to work fast, they press fittings.

Viega fittings are faster than traditional methods of joining pipe, like welding and soldering. Fittings can be made in seconds, lapping the competition, and then it’s on to the next fitting. Depending on the size of the job, that can save hours, even days of labor.

And just like in racing, saving time in plumbing can make all the difference between making money and losing it.

Pressing is reliable

But, while speed is important, it’s not the only priority. Pit crews have to be sure the work is done correctly. That wheel lug nut has to stay tight and the fuel tank has to be filled without spills.

Plumbing contractors can’t afford mistakes, either. Callbacks or leaky fittings cost time and money and can ruin reputations.

That’s another reason contractors choose Viega. They can be confident the fittings will last and perform at the highest level. And Smart Connect® technology makes it easy to identify unpressed connections during testing.            


Pressing is safe

Pit crews also emphasize safety. So do contractors who press. The flameless technology eliminates the risk of fire and fumes. That makes it ideal for settings, like hospitals, where welding isn’t possible, and tight quarters, like attics and crawl spaces.

Pros appreciate the hard work and craft other pros bring to their jobs, which is why Viega customers might want to pay special attention to the pits during this year’s racing season.    


NASCAR race schedule

The JTG Daugherty Racing pit crew will wear the Viega-branded uniforms at the following NASCAR Cup Series races:

  • Pennzoil 400, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, March 6
  • EchoPark Automotive Texas Grand Prix, Circuit of the Americas, March 27
  • GEICO 500, Talladega Superspeedway, April 24
  • Drydene 400, Dover Motor Speedway, May 1
  • NASCAR Cup Series race, Kansas Speedway, May 15
  • NASCAR Cup Series race, World Wide Technology Raceway, June 5
  • NASCAR Cup Series race, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, July 17
  • NASCAR Cup Series race, Pocono Raceway, July 24
  • FireKeepers Casino 400, Michigan International Speedway, Aug. 7
  • NASCAR Cup Series race, Watkins Glen International, Aug. 21



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