Bristol: Pit Crew Challenge winner

Hamlin's No. 11 Crew Takes Pit Crew Challenge Win in Bristol Team secures its first Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge victory this season Denny Hamlin's over-the-wall crew captured the Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge ...

Hamlin's No. 11 Crew Takes Pit Crew Challenge Win in Bristol
Team secures its first Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge victory this season

Denny Hamlin's over-the-wall crew captured the Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge victory in Sunday's Food City 500 Nextel Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

The No. 11 FedEx Chevrolet, owned by Joe Gibbs Racing, spent the least amount of time on pit road (190.763 seconds) during the 500-lap event at the .533-mile oval.

"The FedEx over-the-wall crew was great all day at Bristol. I think they picked up spots for me each time I pitted and they helped put the team in position to win," said Hamlin. "This was a total team effort and I want to thank the guys back at the shop and crew for all the work they did to get these new cars ready to race. Unfortunately, we didn't have a better end to the weekend, but with this team, Ihave no doubtwe'll have another chance to win soon."

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. 11 crew includes: Chris Webb (jackman), Chad Edwards (front-tire carrier), Donnie Brown (front-tire changer), Heath Cherry (rear-tire carrier), Dennis Terry (rear-tire changer), Scott Wood (gasman), John Eicher (catch can), Bobby "Spike" Christenson (windshield) and John Furino (pit support). The team's crew chief is Mike Ford and the pit crew coordinator is Paul Alepa.

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 the 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

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Busch Series Result -- Bristol Motor Speedway:

Jay Sauter's No. 34 over-the-wall team earned its first Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge win by spending the least amount of time on pit road (154.179 seconds) during the March 24th Busch Series event at Bristol Motor Speedway.

-credit: cr

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jay Sauter , Jimmie Johnson , Denny Hamlin , Mark Martin
Teams Joe Gibbs Racing