Fontana II: Pit Crew Challenge winner

BOWYER'S TEAM EARNS PIT CREW CHALLENGE WIN IN CALIFORNIA Clint Bowyer's No. 07 pit crew earned the Checkers/ Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge win at California Speedway, helping boost the Richard Childress Racing driver to a third-place...

BOWYER'S TEAM EARNS PIT CREW CHALLENGE WIN IN CALIFORNIA

Clint Bowyer's No. 07 pit crew earned the Checkers/ Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge win at California Speedway, helping boost the Richard Childress Racing driver to a third-place finish in Sunday night's (Sept. 3) Nextel Cup race.

This is the third pit crew challenge win of the season for the No. 07 team, which is now tied with Tony Stewart's team for second-place in the season-long standings. Bowyer's crew also took the honors at Phoenix International Raceway in April and Watkin's Glen International in August.

The crews of Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch are tied for the lead with four victories each.

"What can I say, these guys keep doing a great job," said Gil Martin, crew chief for the No. 07 Chevrolet. "The over-the-wall guys were very consistent on pit road and their stops never fell off. Clint keeps doing a great job getting on and off pit road and getting in and out of his pit stall.

"We had a couple mistakes two weeks ago at Bristol and once again, these guys bounced back in a big way," continued Martin. "We're tied for second with three wins in the Checkers/Rallys Double Drive-Thru Challenge andthat meansthis Jack Daniel's team can compete with the best in the business."

The No. 07 over-the-wall crew consists of: Carey Wimbish (jackman), Dail Long (front-tire carrier), Shane Westerberg (front-tire changer), Dustin Stanley (rear-tire carrier), Jake Lind (rear-tire changer), Ron Liddell (gasman), Clint Almquist (catch can) and Troy Welty (windshield). The pit stop coordinator is Corinne Mauldin.

Bowyer's Jack Daniels Chevrolet spent 332.959 seconds on pit road. The crew will be awarded the weekly $10,500 prize and an additional $105,000 will be presented to the pit crew with the most wins at the completion of thes6-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 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 California (9/3) Clint Bowyer Team

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Busch Series Result -- California

Jon Wood's No. 47 over-the-wall crew picked up its first Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge win of the season in Saturday's Busch Series event at California Speedway. The crew spent 184.685 seconds on pit road.

-credit: cr

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jeff Burton , Jeff Gordon , Tony Stewart , Kevin Harvick , Joe Nemechek , Kurt Busch , Jimmie Johnson , Jon Wood , Brian Vickers , Clint Bowyer , Elliott Sadler , Denny Hamlin , Kyle Busch
Teams Richard Childress Racing