Stewart's Team Earns Second Straight Pit Crew Challenge Win For the second week in a row, Tony Stewart's pit crew securedthe weekly Checkers / Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge competition by spending the least amount of time on pit road in...
Stewart's Team Earns Second Straight Pit Crew Challenge Win
For the second week in a row, Tony Stewart's pit crew securedthe weekly Checkers / Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge competition by spending the least amount of time on pit road in Sunday's (March 26) NASCAR NEXTEL Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
"Our pit stops were really good all day," said Stewart, who recorded a 12th-place finish in his Home Depot/Joe Gibbs RacingChevrolet. "For two straight weeks our stops have been good. The guys have really stepped it up and I'm proud of them. We never lost a spot on pit road, and at a place like Bristol where track position is so important, having a crew that keeps what you earned on the race track is invaluable."
Stewart's teamwill be awarded the weekly $10,500 prize entitled to the winning team. In addition, a $105,000 reward will be presented to the team with the most pit crew wins at the conclusion of the 36-raceNextel Cup season.
Stewart's over-the-wall crew, who spentr06.844 seconds on pit road during the 500-lap event, consists of: Jason Lee (jackman), Tom Dean (front-tire carrier), Ira-Jo Hussey (front-tire changer), Jody Fortson (rear-tire carrier), Todd Foster (rear-tire changer), Jeff Patterson (gasman), Brian Larson (catch can) and Scott Geerts (windshield). The team's crew chief is Greg Zipadelli and the pit stop coordinator is Paul Alepa.
The Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge is 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
Busch Series Results - Bristol
The Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru winner for Saturday's NASCAR Busch Series race at Bristol wasthe pit crew for Johnny Sauter's No. 00 team.