Kurt Busch's Team Captures Pit Crew Challenge Win in Dover Kurt Busch's No. 2 over-the-wall crew tallied its second Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge win of the season by spending the least amount of time on pit road in Sunday's ...
Kurt Busch's Team Captures Pit Crew Challenge Win in Dover
Kurt Busch's No. 2 over-the-wall crew tallied its second Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge win of the season by spending the least amount of time on pit road in Sunday's NEXTEL Cup event at Dover International Speedway.
Spending just 405.936 seconds on pit road, the Miller Lite crew helped lift its driver to a fourth-place finish in the Dover 400. Checkers/Rally's will award the team with the weekly $10,500 prize. In addition, a $105,000 bonus will be given to the pit crew with the most victories at the completion of the race schedule.
"I told the guys on the radio with about 50 laps to go that it felt great being back in a competitive car again," said Busch. "The guys picking up the Checkers/Rally's award is icing on the cake for a good weekend for our team. We have eight races to go and I hope our Miller Lite Dodge Team can win the Double Drive-Thru Challenge a few more times before the season is over."
Busch's over-the-wall crew consists of: Ray Gallahan (jackman), Dave Littau (front-tire carrier), Dustin Coonfield (front-tire changer), Larry Robinette (rear-tire carrier), Kevin Hebert (rear-tire changer), Chris Williams (gasman), Steve Williams (catch can) and Brian Wilson (windshield).
The No. 2 crew captured the win despite missing two full-time members. Front-tire changer Jay Hackney was at home in Mooresville, N.C. where he and his wife, Krista, were awaiting birth of their first child. And Andy Brown, rear-tire carrier, has been out with an injury since the August Bristol race.
With eight races remaining on the NEXTEL Cup schedule, the Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge championship is still for the taking with the pit crews of Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch leading the standings with four wins. Clint Bowyer's and Tony Stewart's teams are tied for second with three wins each.
The Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge is in its second season with the Nextel Cup Series.
Busch Series Result -- Dover
Jason Leffler's No. 38 over-the-wall crew won its fourth Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge of the season in Saturday's NASCAR Busch Series event at Dover International Speedway. The crew, which spent 87.250 seconds on pit road during the event, is now second in the Busch Series DDTC standings. Johnny Sauter's crew remains first with nine wins.J
Truck Series Result -- Las Vegas
Mike Skinner's No. 5 over-the-wall crew won the Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge in Saturday night's NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, helping boost the driver to a victory. The crew spent 98.079 seconds on pit road and is now tied for first place in the Truck Series DDTC standings with David Reutimann's crew.