Charlotte II: Pit Crew Challenge winner

Bowyer's Team Takes Pit Crew Challenge Win in Charlotte No. 07 team grabs second Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge victory Clint Bowyer's No. 07 over-the-wall crew claimed the Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge win in ...

Bowyer's Team Takes Pit Crew Challenge Win in Charlotte

No. 07 team grabs second Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge victory

Clint Bowyer's No. 07 over-the-wall crew claimed the Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge win in Saturday night's Bank of America 500 at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C.

Bowyer's crew spent 345.178 seconds on pit road on its way to a runner-up finish in the Nextel Cup event.

"We're all excited to win the Checkers/Rally's Double Drive Thru Challenge," said crew chief Gil Martin. "Mr. Jack's Crew has been the model of consistency this year and we had another good night at Charlotte. We knew when the Chase started that our entire team would have to step up in a big way and this award definitely illustrates this team's ability to answer that call."

Checkers/Rally's will award the Richard Childress Racing team with an $11,000 check for winning the weekly competition. An additional $111,150 prize will be presented to the over-the-wall crew with the most wins at the completion of the 36-race Nextel Cup schedule.

Bowyer's No. 07 over-the-wall crew consists of: Carey Wimbish (jackman), Dail Long (front-tire carrier), Shane Westerberg (front-tire changer), Dustin Long (rear-tire carrier), Jake Lind (rear-tire changer), Mike Morrison (gasman), Clint "Ratto" Almquist (catch can) and Troy Welty (eighth man).

With just five races remaining in the Nextel Cup season, Mark Martin's No. 01 crew and Jeff Gordon's No. 24 crew are currently tied for the lead in the season-long competition with four wins each.

To win, teams are required to finish on the lead lap while spending the least amount of time on pit road. Checkers/Rally's is in its third season as title sponsor for the Pit Crew Challenge.

2007 Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge Standing /Winners -- Nextel Cup Series

Daytona (2/18) Martin Team
California (2/25) Martin Team
Las Vegas (3/11) Martin Team
Atlanta (3/18) Johnson Team
Bristol (3/25) Hamlin Team
Martinsville (4/1) Earnhardt Team
Texas (4/15) Martin Team
Phoenix (4/21) Hamlin Team
Talladega (4/29) Kurt Busch Team
Richmond (5/6) J. Gordon Team
Darlington (5/13) J. Gordon Team
Charlotte (5/27) Hamlin Team
Dover (6/4) Newman Team
Pocono (6/10) J. Gordon Team
Michigan (6/19) Kyle Busch Team
Infineon (6/24) Harvick Team
New Hamp. (7/1) Johnson Team
Daytona (7/7) Mears Team
Chicago (7/15) Harvick Team
Indianapolis (7/29) Sorenson Team
Pocono (8/5) Newman Team
Watkins Glen (8/12) Truex Team
Michigan (8/21) Kurt Busch Team
Bristol (8/25) Bowyer Team
California (9/2) Earnhardt Team
Richmond (9/8) J. Gordon Team
New Hamp. (9/16) Kyle Busch Team
Dover (9/23) Mears Team
Kansas (9/30) Earnhardt Team
Talladega (10/7) Sauter Team
Charlotte (10/13) Bowyer Team

*** Busch Series Result -- Lowe's Motor Speedway

Kelly Bires' No. 47 over-the-wall crew tallied its first Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge by spending the least amount of time (131.927 seconds) on pit road during Friday's Busch Series event at Lowe's Motor Speedway. The team, out of the Wood Brothers/JTG Racing stable, finished ninth.

-credit: www.checkers.com

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Jeff Gordon , Kurt Busch , Clint Bowyer , Kelly Bires , Kyle Busch
Teams Richard Childress Racing