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Martin's Team Wins Pit Crew Competition in California U.S. Army crew takes early lead in Checkers®/Rally's® Double Drive-Thru Challenge Mark Martin's pit crew took top honors in the Checkers®/Rally's® Double Drive-Thru Challenge following...

Martin's Team Wins Pit Crew Competition in California

U.S. Army crew takes early lead in Checkers®/Rally's® Double Drive-Thru Challenge

Mark Martin's pit crew took top honors in the Checkers®/Rally's® Double Drive-Thru Challenge following Sunday's (Feb. 25) Nextel Cup Series race at California Speedway. The No. 01 Army crew secured their second consecutive win this season, taking an early lead in the competition.

"I don't know what you can say about these guys, except that they are awesome to work with," said Martin, driver of the 01 U.S. Army Chevrolet®. "The Army crew keeps coming through with fast stops when we need them. They did a good job all day and got me to the checkered flag with a top- five finish. It was another great team effort."

Pit crew coach Lance Munksgard added, "I'm so proud that Checkers/Rally's is recognizing our crew for all their effort. They've worked hard to become one of the fastest teams on pit road and I think winning two-in-a-row this season proves that they are."

Checkers/Rally's will award Martin's team $11,150 for winning the weekly award. An additional $111,150 will be presented to the pit crew with the most wins at the completion of the 36-race Nextel Cup schedule.

The No. 01 over-the-wall crew, which spent 297.758 seconds on pit road, includes: Scott King (jackman), Colin Pasi (front-tire carrier), Charlie Brock (front-tire changer), Dwayne Moore (rear-tire carrier), Dave Woodhead (rear-tire changer), Danny Harrington (gasman), Scotty Hazlett (catch can) and J.D. Hilton (windshield). The team's crew chief is Ryan Pemberton.

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 title sponsor for the pit crew challenge.

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Busch Series Result - California Speedway

Regan Smith's No. 4 over-the-wall crew tallied its first win in the Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge by spending the least amount of time (182.510 seconds) on pit road during Saturday's Busch Series event at California Speedway. Smith is a Ginn Racing teammate of Mark Martin.

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Truck Series Result - California Speedway

The No. 14 over-the-wall crew of Rick Crawford won Friday night's Checkers/Rally's Double-Drive Thru Challenge during the Craftsman Truck race at California Speedway. The team spent 90.546 seconds on pit road.

-credit: checkers

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Rick Crawford , Regan Smith , Mark Martin