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Animation: Six decades of pit stops in 60 seconds

July 24, 2014, Text by Zack Albert, Animation by Jenna Wagner,

Watch the evolution of service on pit road from the 1950s to today

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Editor's note: The animation is for PC only and does not render on mobile or tablet.

Ever wonder what six decades worth of pit stops would look like in real time?

The animation below stacks the stops by time, starting with today's 12 seconds of service and going back to the 55 seconds it took to pit cars in the 1950s.

For the technology and techniques that evolved the pit-road dance, click here, and scroll through a photo gallery to see decade-by-decade look at shade-tree mechanics have given way to former professional and college athletes.