Mears' Team Earns Pit Crew Challenge Win at Dover No. 25 crew takes second Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge of season Casey Mears' No. 25 over-the-wall crew earned the Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge win in ...
Mears' Team Earns Pit Crew Challenge Win at Dover
No. 25 crew takes second Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge of season
Casey Mears' No. 25 over-the-wall crew earned the Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge win in Sunday's Nextel Cup race at Dover International Speedway.
By spending 315.217 seconds on pit road, the National Guard/GMAC crew took top honors in the weekly competition for the second time this season.
"Everyone on our No. 25 National Guard/GMAC Chevrolet team did a great job at Dover, and the pit crew deserves this award because their efforts kept us in the hunt all day," said crew chief Darian Grubb. "Casey got into the tight Dover pit boxes the best he possibly could each time we came in, which helped the crew maintain their timing and allowed them to show the skills they've been honing all season."
The crew, out of the Hendrick Motorsports stable, will be presented with an $11,000 check by Checkers/Rally's for winning the weekly challenge. An additional $111,150 prize will be presented to the over-the-wall crew with the most wins at the completion of the 36-race Nextel Cup schedule.
Mears' No. 25 crew includes: Jason Hunt (jackman), Ben Fischbeck (front-tire carrier), Tony Hamm (front-tire changer), Matt Myers (rear-tire carrier), Chuck Efaw (rear-tire changer), Chris Fasulka (gasman), Chris Hamilton (catch can) and Jim Jenkins (eighth-man). The team's pit crew coach is Mark Mauldin.
Mark Martin's No. 01 crew and Jeff Gordon's No. 24 crew are currently tied for the lead in the season-long Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge standings, with four wins each.
To win, 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 title sponsor for the Pit Crew Challenge.
2007 Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge Winners -- Nextel Cup Series
Daytona (2/18) Martin Team
California (2/25) Martin Team
Las Vegas (3/11) Martin Team
Atlanta (3/18) Johnson Team
Bristol (3/25) Hamlin Team
Martinsville (4/1) Earnhardt Team
Texas (4/15) Martin Team
Phoenix (4/22) Hamlin Team
Talladega (4/29) Kurt Busch Team
Richmond (5/6) J. Gordon Team
Darlington (5/13) J. Gordon Team
Charlotte (5/27) Hamlin Team
Dover (6/4) Newman Team
Pocono (6/10) J. Gordon Team
Michigan (6/17) Kyle Busch Team
Infineon (6/24) Harvick Team
New Hamp. (7/1) Johnson Team
Daytona (7/7) Mears Team
Chicago (7/15) Harvick Team
Indianapolis (7/30) Sorenson Team
Pocono (8/5) Newman Team
Watkins Glen (8/12) Truex Team
Michigan (8/21) Kurt Busch Team
Bristol (8/25) Bowyer Team
California (9/3) Earnhardt Team
Richmond (9/8) J. Gordon Team
New Hamp. (9/16) Kyle Busch Team
Dover (9/23) Mears Team
Busch Series Result -- Dover International Speedway
The No. 7 crew of Kenny Wallace spent the least amount of time on pit road (140.689 seconds) at Dover International Speedway, picking up its second Busch Series Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge of the year.
Truck Series Result -- Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Johnny Benson's No. 23 over-the-wall crew grabbed the Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge win during Saturday night's event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The crew spent 94.184 seconds on pit road during the Craftsman Truck Series event.
-credit: Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc.