Atlanta II: Pit Crew Challenge winner

Sorenson's Team Collects Pit Crew Win at Atlanta 12 teams still in contention for Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge season championship and the $111,150 bonus Reed Sorenson's over-the-wall crew collected the Checkers/Rally's Double...

Sorenson's Team Collects Pit Crew Win at Atlanta

12 teams still in contention for Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge season championship and the $111,150 bonus

Reed Sorenson's over-the-wall crew collected the Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge during Sunday's Nextel Cup event at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It was the second pit crew win of the season for Sorenson's team.

The No. 41 crew, out of the Chip Ganassi Racing stable, spent 359.594 seconds on pit road during the 328-lap event, the least of any participating crew.

"This is a great addition to an already great weekend for the Target team," said Sorenson. "We had our best run of the season and the best of my career at Atlanta. Much of that is due to the strong performance on pit road.I couldn't be more proud of the guys and it's nice that they are being recognized for their hard work and a job well done."

Sorenson's over-the-wall crew is made up of: Chuck White (jackman), Marty Forcier (front-tire carrier), Bobby Burrell (front-tire changer), Adam Moser (rear-tire carrier), Jason Sheets (rear-tire changer), Randy Hildreth (gasman), Eric "Pee Wee" Hoyle (catch can), and Shane Bourgeois (eighth-man). The team's pit crew coach is Lance Munksgard.

Checkers/Rally's will present Sorenson's crew with an $11,000 check for winning the weekly competition. An additional $111,150 prize will be awarded to the over-the-wall team with the most wins at the completion of the 36-race Nextel Cup schedule.

With three races remaining, the Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge season championship can still be won by 12 different teams. Mark Martin's No. 01 crew and Jeff Gordon's No. 24 crew are currently tied for the lead with four wins each; however, 10 other teams have two or more victories.

If there's a tie after the final race at Homestead-Miami Speedway (Nov. 18), the team that finishes highest in the driver point standings will be awarded the Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru season championship.

2007 Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge Winners -- Nextel Cup Series

Daytona (2/18) Martin Team
California (2/25) Martin Team
Las Vegas (3/11) Martin Team
Atlanta (3/18) Johnson Team
Bristol (3/25) Hamlin Team
Martinsville (4/1) Earnhardt Team
Texas (4/15) Martin Team
Phoenix (4/21) Hamlin Team
Talladega (4/29) Kurt Busch Team
Richmond (5/6) J. Gordon Team Darlington (5/13) J. Gordon Team
Charlotte (5/27) Hamlin Team
Dover (6/4) Newman Team
Pocono (6/10) J. Gordon Team
Michigan (6/19) Kyle Busch Team
Infineon (6/24) Harvick Team
New Hamp. (7/1) Johnson Team
Daytona (7/7) Mears Team
Chicago (7/15) Harvick Team
Indianapolis (7/29) Sorenson Team
Pocono (8/5) Newman Team
Watkins Glen (8/12) Truex Team
Michigan (8/21) Kurt Busch Team
Bristol (8/25) Bowyer Team
California (9/2) Earnhardt Team
Richmond (9/8) J. Gordon Team
New Hamp. (9/16) Kyle Busch Team
Dover (9/23) Mears Team
Kansas (9/30) Earnhardt Team
Talladega (10/7) Sauter Team
Charlotte (10/13) Bowyer Team
Martinsville (10/21) Kyle Busch Team
Atlanta (10/28) Sorenson Team

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Busch Series Results--Memphis Motorsports Park

The No. 29 over-the-wall crew for Scott Wimmer took Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge honors in Saturday's Busch Truck Series event at Memphis Motorsports Park. On its way to a sixth-place finish, the crew spent just 98.027 seconds on pit road.

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Truck Series Result--Atlanta Motor Speedway

Ron Hornaday's No. 33 over-the-wall crew picked up the Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge win on its way to a runner-up finish in Saturday's Craftsman Truck Series event. The team earned its second pit crew challenge win of the season by spending just 126.166 seconds on pit road.

-credit: Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jeff Gordon , Kurt Busch , Ron Hornaday Jr. , Scott Wimmer , Chip Ganassi , Reed Sorenson , Kyle Busch , Mark Martin
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing