Johnson's Crew Takes Lead in CheckersÂ®/Rally'sÂ® Double Drive-Thru Challenge Jimmie Johnson's over-the-wall crew took over sole possession of first place in the CheckersÂ®/Rally'sÂ® Double Drive-Thru Challenge competition by taking top honors...
Johnson's Crew Takes Lead in Checkers®/Rally's® Double Drive-Thru Challenge
Jimmie Johnson's over-the-wall crew took over sole possession of first place in the Checkers®/Rally's® Double Drive-Thru Challenge competition by taking top honors in Sunday's NEXTEL Cup event at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
It was the fifth pit crew win of the season for Johnson's team and it broke a three-way tie with Tony Stewart's and Kyle Busch's crews.
"Performing under pressure is part of professional sports and the No. 48 Lowe's pit crew has shown their ability to perform on a weekly basis," said crew chief Chad Knaus. "The guys work extremely hard behind the scenes to be the best at their job. To be recognized five times this season for their efforts is extremely rewarding for everyone on the 48 team."
Johnson's crew, which spent 316.721 seconds on pit road, will earn $10,500 for the weekly honor and is one step closer to the $105,000 bonus Checkers/Rally's will present to the crew with the most wins at the completion of the 36-race schedule.
Johnson's No. 46 over-the-wall crew, which spent only 109.657 seconds on Atlanta's pit road includes: Chris Anderson (jackman), Art Simmons (front- tire carrier), Mike Trower (front-tire changer), Ron Malec (rear-tire carrier), Tim Ladyga (rear-tire changer), Rich Gutierrez (gasman), Mike Knauer (catch can) and Sean Kerlin (eighth-man).
Johnson, who turned in a strong second-place showing in Sunday's Bass Pro Shops 500, is currently second in the Chase for the NEXTEL Cup driver standings, just 26 points behind leader Matt Kenseth. There are three races remaining.
Busch Series Result -- Memphis
Johnny Sauter's No. 00 over-the-wall crew continued to dominate the Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge in the Busch Series by earning its 10th win of the season at Memphis Motorsports Park. The crew, which spent 179.242 seconds on pit road, has already clinched the season-long competition.
Craftsman Truck Series Result -- Atlanta
The No. 10 over-the-wall crew of Terry Cook picked up the win in the weekly Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge in Saturday's NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series event at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The team spent 92.996 seconds on pit road.
<pre> Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge Nextel Cup Standings (Following Atlanta, Oct. 29)
Pos Car No. Pit Crew Wins PrizeMoney 1 48 Jimmie Johnson Team 5 52,500 T 25 Kyle Busch Team 4 42,000 T2 20 Tony Stewart Team 4 42,000 4 07 Clint Bowyer Team 3 31,500 T5 38 David Gilliland Team 2 21,000 T5 29 Kevin Harvick Team 2 21,000 T5 24 Jeff Gordon Team 2 21,000 T5 31 Jeff Burton Team 2 21,000 T5 2 Kurt Busch Team 2 21,000 T5 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 Kansas (10/1) Tony Stewart Team Talladega (10/8) Brian Vickers Team Charlotte (10/14) Sterling Marlin Team Atlanta (10/29) Jimmie Johnson Team