A pit crew awaited a call to action. Each pit was five feet deep and stocked with tools, tires, fuel, oil, water and other supplies to keep each car running smoothly during the race. In a change from previous Vanderbilt Cup Races where only the driver and riding mechanician were allowed to work on the car, new rules for 1910 allowed two of the pit crew to assist as well. However, this assistance was limited to the replenishment of water, oil, fuel and the replacement of tires. These crew members could also crank start the car.