Phoenix II: Pit Crew Challenge winner

Pit Crew Win Gives Harvick's Team Double Victory in Phoenix Jimmie Johnson and Crew: Team to Beat for Double Drive-Thru Challenge and Cup Chase Kevin Harvick's over-the-wall crew picked up the Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge win in...

Pit Crew Win Gives Harvick's Team Double Victory in Phoenix
Jimmie Johnson and Crew: Team to Beat for Double Drive-Thru Challenge and Cup Chase

Kevin Harvick's over-the-wall crew picked up the Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge win in Sunday's NASCAR NEXTEL Cup event at Phoenix International Raceway. The winning effort by the No. 29 pit crew helped Harvick capture the victory at the one-mile oval.

It was the third pit crew win of the season for Harvick's crew. The team's other pit crew victories were at the May race in Richmond, Va. and the July race in Joliet, Ill.

"It is great to see our team win on pit road again," said Corrine Mauldin, the No. 29 pit crew coach. "The guys put in a lot of effort week in and week out to make sure they are the best they can be on pit road. It has been a tremendous year for everyone at RCR so it is nice to see the hard work paying off."

Harvick's over-the-wall crew, which will receive $10,500 for the win from Checkers/Rally's, consists of: Nick Terry (jackman), Josh Mick (front-tire carrier), Jason Pulver (front-tire changer), Matt Krueter (rear-tire carrier), Clint Pittman (rear-tire changer), Brian Englehart (gasman), Scott Naset (catch can), Rick Tulbert (2nd gas can) and John Goodwin (eighth-man). The team is led by crew chief Todd Berrier.

Heading into Sunday's (Nov. 19) final Nextel Cup event at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the over-the-wall crews of Jimmie Johnson and Tony Stewart are tied for first in the season-long competition with five wins each.

If the competition is still tied after Sunday's Cup finale, the Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge championship and the $105,000 bonus will be awarded to Johnson's No. 48 crew since the tie-breaker is decided on driver point standings. Johnson, who leads in the Chase standings, cannot be passed by any team still in contention for the pit crew title

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Busch Series Result -- Phoenix

For the second week in a row, the No. 33 over-the-wall crew of Ron Hornaday Jr. won the Busch Series Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge. The crew spent 142.793 seconds on pit road at Phoenix International Raceway.

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Truck Series Result -- Phoenix

In addition to having the fastest crew on pit road during the Busch Series event in Phoenix, Ron Hornaday Jr.'s No. 33 Craftsman Truck Series over-the-wall crew won the Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge in Friday night's event at the one-mile oval.

Heading into Homestead-Miami Speedway for the last event on the 2006 Craftsman Truck Series schedule, David Reutimann's No. 17 crew leads the season-long standings with four wins. The crews for Jack Sprague, Hornaday, Johnny Benson and Mike Skinner are tied for second with three wins each.

<pre> Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge Nextel Cup Standings (Following Phoenix, Nov. 12)

Pos    Car No.    Pit Crew                      Wins     Prize Money
T1      48        Jimmie Johnson Team           5        52,500
T1      20        Tony Stewart Team             5        52,500
3        5        Kyle Busch Team               4        42,000
T4      07        Clint Bowyer Team             3        31,500
T4      29        Kevin Harvick Team            3        31,500
T6      38        David Gilliland Team          2        21,000
T6      24        Jeff Gordon Team              2        21,000
T6      31        Jeff Burton Team              2        21,000
T6       2        Kurt Busch Team               2        21,000
T6      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 Dover (9/24) Kurt Busch 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 Atlanta (10/29) Jimmie Johnson Team Texas (11/5) Tony Stewart Team Phoenix (11/12) Kevin Harvick Team

-credit: c/r

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