Loudon: Pit Crew Challenge winner

Johnson's No. 48 Crew Wins Pit Crew Challenge in New Hampshire Team grabs second Checkers0x00ae/Rally's0x00ae Double Drive-Thru Challenge win Jimmie Johnson's over-the-wall crew claimed its second Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge win...

Johnson's No. 48 Crew Wins Pit Crew Challenge in New Hampshire
Team grabs second Checkers0x00ae/Rally's0x00ae Double Drive-Thru Challenge win

Jimmie Johnson's over-the-wall crew claimed its second Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge win of the season by spending the least amount of time on pit road during Sunday's Nextel Cup event.

The No. 48 Lowe's team visited New Hampshire International Speedway's pit lane for only 175.323 seconds and will be awarded $11,000 by Checkers/Rally's for winning the weekly competition.

"We had several different calls in the pits at New Hampshire and the guys stepped up every time," said Johnson. "That's what you have to do to win races and have good finishes. It's a total team effort."

The No. 48 crew, out of the Hendrick Motorsports stable, consists of: Chris Anderson (jackman), Art Simmons (front-tire carrier), Mike Trower (front-tire changer), Ron Malec (rear-tire carrier), Tim Ladyga (rear-tire changer), Rich Gutierrez (gasman), Mike Knauer (catch can) and Sean Kerlin (eighth-man). The team's pit crew coach is Matt Clark.

Mark Martin's/Regan Smith's No. 01 crew leads the season-long Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge standings with four wins. Jeff Gordon's and Denny Hamlin's crews are second with three wins each. An $111,150 prize will be presented to the pit crew team with the most wins at the completion of the 36-race Nextel Cup schedule.

To win the Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge, 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 Winners -- Nextel Cup Series

* Daytona (2/18)        Mark Martin Team

* California (2/25) Mark Martin Team
* Las Vegas (3/11) Mark Martin Team
* Atlanta (3/18) Jimmie Johnson Team
* Bristol (3/25) Denny Hamlin Teamc
* Martinsville (4/1) Dale Earnhardt Jr. Team
* Texas (4/15) Mark Martin Team
* Phoenix (4/22) Denny Hamlin Team
* Talladega (4/29) Kurt Busch Team
* Richmond (5/6) Jeff Gordon Team
* Darlington (5/13) Jeff Gordon Team
* Charlotte (5/27) Denny Hamlin Team
* Dover (6/4) Ryan Newman Team
* Pocono (6/10) Jeff Gordon Team
* Michigan (6/17) Kyle Busch Team
* Infineon (6/24) Kevin Harvick Team
* New Hampshire (7/1) Jimmie Johnson Team

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Busch Series Result -- New Hampshire International Speedway

Scott Wimmer's No. 29 crew added to its lead in the Busch Series Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge standings by picking up its second win in a row, spending just 116.070 seconds on pit road during Saturday's event at New Hampshire International Speedway. The team now has four wins on the season.

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Truck Series Result -- Memphis Motorsports Park

Mike Skinner's No. 5 over-the-wall crew spent only 101.773 seconds on pit road during Saturday's Craftsman Truck Series event at Memphis Motorsports Park, making it the fourth race in a row that the crew has taken top honors in the Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge.

-credit: Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc.

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Jeff Gordon , Mike Skinner , Kevin Harvick , Kurt Busch , Ryan Newman , Jimmie Johnson , Scott Wimmer , Regan Smith , Denny Hamlin , Chris Anderson , Kyle Busch , Mark Martin
Teams Hendrick Motorsports