Talladega: Pit Crew Challenge winner

Kurt Busch's Team Collects Pit Crew Win in Talladega No. 2 crew earns first Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge victory of season Kurt Busch's over-the-wall crew became the fifth team of the season to win the Checkers/Rally's Double...

Kurt Busch's Team Collects Pit Crew Win in Talladega

No. 2 crew earns first Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge victory of season

Kurt Busch's over-the-wall crew became the fifth team of the season to win the Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge by collecting the win in Sunday's Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway.

The No. 2crew spent 171.490 seconds on pit road, helping Busch to a solid third-place finish at the 2.66-mile oval.

"The guys were certainly awesome on pit road," said Busch. "The race called for a mixture of all kinds of stops and they performed flawlessly. It was a good day all around for our Miller Lite Dodge Team. Winning the Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge puts the icing on the cake for the best finish we've had this season."

Checkers/Rally's will award Busch's crew a prize of $11,000 for winning the weekly competition. An additional $111,150 will be presented to the pit crew with the most Double Drive-Thru Challenge wins at the completion of the 36-race Nextel Cup schedule.

Penske Racing's No. 2 crew includes: Ray Gallaghan (jackman), David Littau (front-tire carrier),Jay Hackney (front-tire changer), Andy Brown (rear-tire carrier), Kevin Hebert (rear-tire changer), Chris Williams (gasman), Steve Williams (catch can) and Daniel Keaton (eighth man).

After nine Nextel Cup races, Mark Martin's/Regan Smith's No. 01 pit crew leads in the Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge standings with four wins. Denny Hamlin's No. 11 crew is second with two victories.

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 Team
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

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Busch Series Result -- Talladega Superspeedway

The No. 14 team of Kyle Krisiloff won the Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge during the Busch Series event (April 28) at Talladega Superspeedway. The team spent 258.798 seconds on pit road during the Aaron's 312.

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Truck Series Results--Kansas Speedway

Jack Sprague's No. 60 team spent 92.232 seconds on pit road at Kansas Speedway during the April 28 Craftsman Truck Series event, earning its first Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge win of the season.

-credit: checkers/rallys

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Kurt Busch , Jimmie Johnson , Jack Sprague , Kyle Krisiloff , Regan Smith , Steve Williams , Denny Hamlin , Chris Williams , Mark Martin
Teams Williams , Team Penske