Martinsville II: Pit Crew Challenge winner

Green's No. 66 Team Becomes 15th Checkers/Rally's Pit Crew Winner Jeff Green's No. 66 over-the-wall crew became the 15th NASCAR NEXTEL Cup team to earn a win in the weekly Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge competition by claiming...

Green's No. 66 Team Becomes 15th Checkers/Rally's Pit Crew Winner

Jeff Green's No. 66 over-the-wall crew became the 15th NASCAR NEXTEL Cup team to earn a win in the weekly Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge competition by claiming the honor in Sunday's race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.

The Best Buy crew, which spent the least amount of time on Martinsville's pit road (285.023 seconds), helped lift the team to an eighth-place finish.

"I'm very proud of the pit crew for their hard work, not only this weekend, but for the entire season," said Green. "They've been doing a tremendous job for me each and every race, so I'm glad they're finally able to be recognized for it."

The No. 66 over-the-wall crew, which earned $10,500 for the win, consists of: Phillip Gee (jackman), Michael "Shrek" Morneau (front-tire carrier), Kelly Kellis (front-tire changer), Zach McGowan (rear-tire carrier), Daniel Smith (rear-tire changer), Robby Maschhaupt (gasman) and Derick Jennings (catch can). The pit crew coach is Wayne Holden.

With four races remaining on the NEXTEL Cup circuit, the pit crews of Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch and Tony Stewart are tied for first place in the Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge standings. The crew with the most victories at the completion of the 36-race schedule will be presented with a $100,500 bonus.

"It's exciting that there have been so many winners in the Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge this season," said Richard Turer, Vice President of Marketing, Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. "The Drive-Thru Challenge continues to highlight the importance of teamwork in NASCAR and we are proud to sponsor one of the richest contingency programs in the sport."

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Truck Series Result -- Martinsville

Johnny Benson's over-the-wall crew earned its second Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge win of the season in Saturday's NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series event at Martinsville Speedway. The team spent 41.590 seconds on pit road.

<pre> Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge Nextel Cup Standings (Following Martinsville, Oct. 22)

Pos    Car No.    Pit Crew                    Wins    Prize Money
T1       48       Jimmie Johnson Team           4        42,000
T1        5       Kyle Busch Team               4        42,000
T1       20       Tony Stewart Team             4        42,000
4        07       Clint Bowyer Team             3        31,500
T5       38       David Gilliland Team          2        21,000
T5       29       Kevin Harvick Team            2        21,000
T5       24       Jeff Gordon Team              2        21,000
T5       31       Jeff Burton Team              2        21,000
T5        2       Kurt Busch Team               2        21,000
T5       25       Brian Vickers Team            2        21,000
T11      11       Denny Hamlin Team             1        10,500
T11      01       Joe Nemechek Team             1        10,500
T11      21       Ken Schrader Team             1        10,500
T11      14       Sterling Marlin Team          1        10,500
T11      66       Jeff Green Team               1        10,500

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)         David Gilliland 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
Watkins Glen (8/13)     Clint Bowyer Team
Michigan (8/20)         Joe Nemechek Team
Bristol (8/26)          Jeff Gordon Team
California (9/3)        Clint Bowyer Team
Richmond (9/9)          Ken Schrader Team
New Hamp. (9/17)        Jeff Burton Team
Kansas (10/1)           Tony Stewart Team
Talladega (10/8)        Brian Vickers Team
Charlotte (10/14)       Sterling Marlin Team
Martinsville (10/22)    Jeff Green Team

-credit: c/r

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Jeff Burton , Jeff Gordon , Tony Stewart , Ken Schrader , Kevin Harvick , Joe Nemechek , Jeff Green , Sterling Marlin , Kurt Busch , Johnny Benson , Jimmie Johnson , Brian Vickers , Clint Bowyer , David Gilliland , Elliott Sadler , Denny Hamlin , Kyle Busch