Kyle Busch's Team Earns Fourth Pit Crew Challenge Win No. 5 Crew Moves Into Tie for First Place in Season-Long Competition Kyle Busch's No. 5 Kellogg's pit crew earned its fourth win of the season in the weekly Checkers/Rally's Double ...
Kyle Busch's Team Earns Fourth Pit Crew Challenge Win
No. 5 Crew Moves Into Tie for First Place in Season-Long Competition
Kyle Busch's No. 5 Kellogg's pit crew earned its fourth win of the season in the weekly Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge competition at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, moving them into a tie with Jimmie Johnson's pit crew for first-place in the season-long contest.
"My crew worked on my car all day long making major adjustments," offered Busch. "We missed it in qualifying and had a terrible pit stall selection for the guys to work with. They dealt with it, gave me awesome stops and got me positions on the track with each stop."
Busch's over-the-wall team spent just 230.550 seconds on pit lane during Sunday's Allstate 400 at the Brickyard. This is the crew's second win in the last three NEXTEL Cup events--they also took top honors in the July 16 race at New Hampshire International Raceway.
"I think Alan (Gustafson, crew chief) told the team at the start of the race over the radios, 'heroes don't make a team, a team makes heroes,' and that's what we have been rolling with," said Busch.
Checkers/Rally's will present the team with the weekly $10,500 check awarded to the crew that spends the least amount of time on pit road each week. In addition, a $105,000 bonus will be rewarded to the season champion at the completion of the 36-race NEXTEL Cup schedule.
Busch's over-the-wall team includes: Rick Pigeon (jackman), Jeremy "JD" Holcomb (front-tire carrier), DJ Richardson (front-tire changer), Jason Jones (rear-tire carrier), Josh Kirk (rear-tire changer), Brad Pickens (gasman), Jason Dalrymple (catch can), and Whit Satterwhite (eighth-man). The pit crew coach is Mark Mauldin.
The Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge is in its second season with the NEXTEL Cup Series.
2006 Nextel Cup Winners Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge
Daytona (2/19) Jimmie Johnson Team
California (2/26) Jimmie Johnson Team
Las Vegas (3/12) Kyle Busch Team
Atlanta (3/20) Tony Stewart Team
Bristol (3/26) Tony Stewart Team
Martinsville (4/2)Elliott Sadler Team
Texas (4/9) Denny Hamlin Team
Phoenix (4/23) Clint Bowyer Team
Talladega (5/1) Elliott Sadler Team
Richmond (5/6) Kevin Harvick Team
Darlington (5/13) Kyle Busch Team
Charlotte (5/28) Jimmie Johnson Team
Dover (6/4) Jeff Burton Team
Pocono (6/11) Kurt Busch Team
Michigan (6/18) Brian Vickers Team
Infineon (6/25) Jimmie Johnson Team
Daytona (7/1) Tony Stewart Team
Chicago (7/9) Kevin Harvick Team
New Hamp. (7/16) Kyle Busch Team
Pocono (7/23) Jeff Gordon Team
Indianapolis (8/6)Kyle Busch Team
Busch Series Result -- Indianapolis
Stacy Compton's over-the-wall crew won the Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru challenge in Saturday night's Busch Series event at O'Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis. The No. 59 crew spent 103.531 seconds on pit road, picking up its first pit crew challenge win of the season.
NASCAR Truck Series Result -- Indianapolis
The Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru winner for Friday's NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at O'Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis was Erik Darnell's No. 99 crew, which spent 53.654 seconds on pit road.