KYLE BUSCH'S TEAM COLLECTS DARLINGTON PIT CREW WIN; SECOND VICTORY OF SEASON FOR NO. 5 CREW Kyle Busch's over-the-wall crew won its second Checkers0x00ae/Rally's0x00ae Double Drive-Thru Challenge by spending the least amount of time on pit road...
KYLE BUSCH'S TEAM COLLECTS DARLINGTON PIT CREW WIN; SECOND VICTORY OF SEASON FOR NO. 5 CREW
Kyle Busch's over-the-wall crew won its second Checkers0x00ae/Rally's0x00ae Double Drive-Thru Challenge by spending the least amount of time on pit road in Saturday's Dodge Charger 500 at Darlington Raceway.
Busch's crew, which spent 350.021 seconds on pit road during the NEXTEL Cup event, is now in a four-way tie for first place in the season-long competition. The crews of Tony Stewart, Elliott Sadler and Jimmie Johnson also have two wins each.
"My pit crew has been getting the job done on pit road," said Busch, who posted a seventh-place finish in Darlington. "We never lost a spot in Darlington, and they got me two or three with each pit. These guys don't have the 'flash' that some of the guys on pit road do, but they are earning the respect they need and I hope that this keeps going for the rest of the year. "
Busch's No. 5 Kellogg's Chevrolet team consists of: Rick Pigeon (jackman), Jeremy "JD" Holcomb (front-tire carrier), DJ Richardson (front-tire changer), Jason Jones (rear-tire carrier), Josh Kirk (rear-tire changer), Brad Pickens (gasman), Jason Dalrymple (catch can), and Whit Satterwhite (eighth-man). The team's crew chief is Alan Gustafson and the pit crew coach is Mark Mauldin.
Busch's over-the-wall crew, part of the Hendrick Motorsports stable, will be awarded the weekly $10,500 prize. A bonus of $105,000 will be presented by Checkers/Rally's to the team with the most wins at the completion of the 36-race schedule.
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
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The Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru winner for Friday night's NASCAR Busch Series race at Darlington Raceway wasJason Leffler's No. 38 crew, which spent 164.233 seconds on pit road.J J