JEFF GORDON'S TEAM CAPTURES PIT CREW WIN IN BRISTOL Jeff Gordon's No. 24 pit crew claimed its second win of the season in the weekly Checkers0x00ae / Rally's0x00ae Double Drive-Thru Challenge competition, helping boost the Hendrick Motorsports...
JEFF GORDON'S TEAM CAPTURES PIT CREW WIN IN BRISTOL
Jeff Gordon's No. 24 pit crew claimed its second win of the season in the weekly Checkers0x00ae / Rally's0x00ae Double Drive-Thru Challenge competition, helping boost the Hendrick Motorsports driver to a fifth-place finish in Saturday night's (Aug. 26) Nextel Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
"The DuPont crew did an amazing job on Saturday night," said Steve Letarte, crew chief of the DuPont Chevrolet. "They've been phenomenal all year, and I'm glad they are starting to get the recognition they deserve."
Gordon's over-the-wall team edged out other participating crews by spending the least amount of time on pit road during the Sharpie 500. The No. 24 machine spent 313.006 seconds on pit lane.
Gordon's over-the-wall crew, which will receive the weekly $10,500 reward from Checkers/Rally's, consists of: Jeff Cook (jackman), Mike "Tiny" Houston (front-tire carrier), Clay Robinson (front-tire changer), Jeff Knight (rear-tire carrier), Kevin Gilman (rear-tire changer), Caleb Hurd (gasman), Jamie Frady (catch can) and Jason "Penske" Seitzinger (eighth-man). The pit crew coach is Matt Clark.
With twelve races remaining in the 36-race Nextel Cup schedule, the over-the-wall crews of Kyle Busch and Jimmie Johnson are tied for first place in the Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge standings with four victories each. Tony Stewart's crew remains in second with three wins. Checkers/Rally's will award the season champion with a $105,000 bonus.
The Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challengeis in its second season with the Nextel Cup Series.
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) Elliott Sadler 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
Busch Series Result -- Bristol
Jason Leffler's No. 38 over-the-wall crew picked up its third Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge win of the season in Friday night's Busch Series event at Bristol Motor Speedway. The crew spent 110.635 seconds on pit road.