No. 38 Pit Crew wins Kansas

Kansas Win Puts Sadler's Pit Crew Back On Top Elliott Sadler's pit crew won the McDonald's Drive-Thru Pit Championship fueled by POWERade Sunday at Kansas Speedway. The victory lifted the No. 38 crew into first place in the point standings...

Kansas Win Puts Sadler's Pit Crew Back On Top

Elliott Sadler's pit crew won the McDonald's Drive-Thru Pit Championship fueled by POWERade Sunday at Kansas Speedway. The victory lifted the No. 38 crew into first place in the point standings and the chase for the $200,000 champion's bonus.

Sadler's crew leads the weekly competition in both victories (six) and prize money ($120,000).

With six Nextel Cup races remaining, Sadler's crew goes into the homestretch with a nine-point lead over Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s crew - 1072 to 1063. Earnhardt's crew finished 12th in Kansas.

Sadler's M&M's Ford spent the least amount of time on Kansas' pit road - 150.499 seconds. Greg Biffle's National Guard Ford was second at 182.875. Dale Jarrett's UPS Ford came in third with a time of 184.018.

"It's awesome to have great pit strategy and a great pit crew," said Sadler. "Our M&M'S pit crew has been on top of their game all year. They practice hard all week and it shows up every Sunday. This is by far the best pit crew I've ever had in my career and our results echo their success on pit road. Every time the yellow comes out I know we are going to come in and pick up some spots. Those guys deserve this McDonald's/POWERade award and our team has won this more than any other team this season and now we're back in the lead."

Sadler's over-the-wall crew consists of: Darryl Lockyer (front-tire changer), Kevin Hall (front-tire carrier), Dave Smith (rear-tire changer/car chief), Lance Hanna (rear-tire carrier), Rodney Fetters (jackman), Preston Cordell (gas man) and Jay Thompson (catch can). The team's crew chief is Todd Parrott.

<pre> Top 10 Pit Crews in Sunday's (Oct. 10) Banquet 400 at Kansas Speedway

                                                    Car#        Points
1.  Elliott Sadler Team         150.499 seconds     38          43
2.  Greg Biffle Team            182.875      "      16          42
3.  Dale Jarrett Team           184.018      "      88          41
4.  Ricky Rudd Team             189.597      "      21          40
5.  Jamie McMurray Team         193.929      "      42          39
6.  Joe Nemechek Team           218.847      "      01          38
7.  Michael Waltrip Team        256.657      "      15          37
8.  Tony Stewart Team           264.249      "      20          36
9.  Jeff Burton Team            266.953      "      30          35
10. Kurt Busch Team             279.040     "       97          34

2004 Winners of The McDonald's Drive-Thru Pit Championship fueled by POWERade:

Daytona (2/15)          Tony Stewart Team
Rockingham (2/22)       Dale Earnhardt Jr. Team
Las Vegas (3/7)         Kurt Busch Team
Atlanta (3/14)          Robby Gordon Team
Darlington (3/21)       Greg Biffle Team
Bristol (3/28)          Sterling Marlin Team
Texas (4/4)             Michael Waltrip Team
Martinsville (4/18)     Kurt Busch Team
Talladega (4/25)        Robby Gordon Team
California (5/2)        Robby Gordon Team
Richmond (5/15)         Dale Earnhardt Jr. Team
Charlotte (5/30)        Jamie McMurray Team
Dover (6/6)             Tony Stewart Team
Pocono (6/13)           Casey Mears Team
Michigan (6/20)         Elliott Sadler Team
Sonoma (6/27)           Elliott Sadler Team
Daytona (7/3)           Michael Waltrip Team
Chicago (7/11)          Elliott Sadler Team
N. Hampshire (7/25)     Kurt Busch Team
Pocono (8/1)            Greg Biffle Team
Indianapolis (8/8)      Elliott Sadler Team
Watkins Glen (8/15)     Tony Stewart Team
Michigan (8/22)         Greg Biffle Team
Bristol (8/28)          Robby Gordon Team
California (9/5)        Elliott Sadler Team
Richmond (9/11)         Michael Waltrip Team
N. Hampshire (9/19)     Sterling Marlin Team
Dover (9/26)            Kurt Busch Team
Talladega (10/3)        Dale Earnhardt Jr. Team
Kansas (10/10)          Elliott Sadler Team

Point Standings for NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Teams Competing in The McDonald's Drive-Thru Pit Championship fueled by POWERADE: Following Kansas (10/10); pit crew wins in parentheses

Pos. Car#       Pit Crew of                     Points  Prize Money
1     38        Elliott Sadler Team (6)         1072    120,000
2      8        Dale Earnhardt Jr. Team (3)     1063     60,000
3     97        Kurt Busch Team (4)             1054     80,000
4     29        Kevin Harvick Team              1037
5     20        Tony Stewart Team (3)           1033     60,000
6     15        Michael Waltrip Team (3)        1012     60,000
7     42        Jamie McMurray Team (1)          992     20,000
8     30        Jeff Burton Team                 988
9     88        Dale Jarrett Team                979
10    31        Robby Gordon Team (4)            97380,000
11    01        Joe Nemechek Team                972
12    18        Bobby Labonte Team               962
13    40        Sterling Marlin Team (2)         94540,000
14    99        Carl Edwards Team                933
15    41        Casey Mears Team (1)             92820,000
16    21        Ricky Rudd Team                  925
17    16        Greg Biffle Team (3)             922 60,000
18    49        Ken Schrader Team                879
19    43        Jeff Green Team                  856
20     0        Ward Burton Team                 824
21    45        Kyle Petty Team                  815
22    50        Arnold Motorsports               679
23    09        James Finch Team (owner)         500
24   198        William Edwards (owner)          452
25    02        Hermie Sadler Team               347
26    89        Morgan Shepherd Team             328
27     1        DEI Team                         197
28    72        Kirk Shelmerdine Team            175
29   280        Andy Hillenburg Team             168
30   251        Kevin Lepage Team                105
31    91        Bill Elliott Team                 88
32   194        Stanton Barrett Team              80
T-33 100        Kenny Wallace Team                77
T-33 133        Kerry Earnhardt Team              77
35    36        Boris Said Team                   73
36    14        Larry Foyt Team                   72

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Jeff Burton , Ward Burton , Bill Elliott , Dale Jarrett , Bobby Labonte , Tony Stewart , Michael Waltrip , Kyle Petty , Ken Schrader , Boris Said , Kevin Harvick , Joe Nemechek , Kenny Wallace , Greg Biffle , Jeff Green , Kevin Lepage , Sterling Marlin , Robby Gordon , Kurt Busch , Casey Mears , Larry Foyt , Jamie McMurray , Andy Hillenburg , Kerry Earnhardt , Hermie Sadler , Kirk Shelmerdine , Stanton Barrett , Morgan Shepherd , Carl Edwards , Elliott Sadler