Texas: Pit Crew Challenge winner

Martin's Pit Crew Takes Top Honors in Texas U.S. Army Crew Scores 4th Win of Season in Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge Mark Martin's No. 01 pit crew earned its fourth Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge win of the ...

Martin's Pit Crew Takes Top Honors in Texas
U.S. Army Crew Scores 4th Win of Season in Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge

Mark Martin's No. 01 pit crew earned its fourth Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge win of the season Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway -- lifting its team to a third-place finish in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series event.

With four Double Drive-Thru Challenge victories, the U.S. Army/Ginn Racing pit crew is the only multiple winner in the first seven races of the 2007 season.

"What can you say about these guys, they are just awesome," said Martin. "This is the best race team that I've ever worked with. The Army pit crew really stepped up on Sunday and help gain us some really needed track position. I love working with this team. They make coming to work really fun."

Martin's over-the-wall crew includes: Scott King (jackman), Colin Pasi (front-tire carrier), Charlie Brock (front-tire changer), Dwayne Moore (rear-tire carrier), Dave Woodhead (rear-tire changer), Danny Harrington (gasman), Scotty Hazlett (catch can) and J.D. Hilton (windshield). The pit crew coach is Lance Munksgard.

Checkers/Rally's awards the winning Nextel Cup pit crew each week with a cash prize of $11,000. 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.

The No. 01 crew has collected $44,000 in prize money for its wins this season and currently boasts a three-win lead in the standings.

"It was another solid performance by the 01 Army crew," said crew chief Ryan Pemberton. "The guys are doing a fantastic job of having consistent pit stops each week and it is really showing in the team's results."

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

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Menard's Pit Crew Takes Top Honors in Texas

Paul Menard's No. 15 crew earned the Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge win at Texas Motor Speedway. The team spent 146.329 seconds on pit road during the April 14 Busch Series event.

-credit: cr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Jimmie Johnson , Paul Menard , Denny Hamlin , Mark Martin