Michigan: Pit Crew Challenge winner

Vickers' Team Captures Pit Crew Win In Michigan Brian Vickers' pit crew claimed the Checkers0x00ae/Rally's0x00ae Double Drive-Thru Challenge win in Sunday's rain-shortened 3M Performance 400, becoming the 10th Nextel Cup team of the season to ...

Vickers' Team Captures Pit Crew Win In Michigan

Brian Vickers' pit crew claimed the Checkers0x00ae/Rally's0x00ae Double Drive-Thru Challenge win in Sunday's rain-shortened 3M Performance 400, becoming the 10th Nextel Cup team of the season to capture the weekly competition.

The victory was the result of Vickers' No. 25 Chevrolet spending the least amount of time on Michigan International Speedway's pit road -- 337.524 seconds.

"It was a solid performance by the GMAC Racing team on pit road at Michigan," said Hendrick Motorsports pit crew coach Mark Mauldin. "We had all of our regulars on the crew back in place and it showed.We expect to be able to win this award a couple of mores times before the season is finished."

Vickers' over-the-wall crew includes: Mike Moore (jackman), Jake Brzozowski (front-tire carrier), Tony Hamm (front-tire changer), Matt Myers (rear-tire carrier), Jeff Fabian (rear-tire changer), Chris Fasulka (gasman), Chris Hamilton (catch can) and Jim Jenkins (windshield). Crew chief for the No. 25 team is Lance McGrew.

The program awards $10,500 per week to the pit crew of the car spending the least amount of time on pit road. In addition, a bonus of $105,000 will be awarded to the pit crew with the most wins at the completion of the 6-race schedule.

Jimmie Johnson's crew leads the season standings with three Checkers/Rally's Drive-Thru Challenge wins. Tony Stewart's, Elliott Sadler's and Kyle Busch's crews are tied for second with two wins each.

The Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challengeis in its second season with the Nextel Cup Series.J

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

Busch Series Result - Kentucky

The Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru winner for Saturday night's NASCAR Busch Series race at Kentucky Speedway was David Gilliland's No. 84 crew, which spent 157.228 seconds on pit road.

NASCAR Truck Series Result -- Michigan

The Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru winner for Saturday's NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Michigan International Speedway was Jack Sprague's No. 60 crew, which spent 91.716 seconds on pit road.

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Jeff Burton , Tony Stewart , Kevin Harvick , Kurt Busch , Jimmie Johnson , Jack Sprague , Brian Vickers , Clint Bowyer , Elliott Sadler , Denny Hamlin , Kyle Busch
Teams Hendrick Motorsports