Green's team wins Pit Crew honors in Darlington

The pit crew of the No. 30 AOL Jeff Green Chevrolet, owned by Richard Childress Racing, took first-place honors for eligible teams in the McDonald's Drive-Thru Pit Championship fueled by POWERade at Sunday's (March 16) NASCAR Winston Cup Race - ...

The pit crew of the No. 30 AOL Jeff Green Chevrolet, owned by Richard Childress Racing, took first-place honors for eligible teams in the McDonald's Drive-Thru Pit Championship fueled by POWERade at Sunday's (March 16) NASCAR Winston Cup Race - Carolina Dodge Dealers 400 at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway.

Green spent the least amount of time on pit road -- 286 seconds, edging Kurt Busch's No. 97 Roush Racing Ford by three seconds.

For winning Round 5 of the McDonald's Drive-Thru Pit Championship fueled by POWERade, Green's crew earned $20,000.

The over-the-wall AOL crew consists of: Mike Moore (jackman), Kevin Nervegna (front tire carrier), Ira Jo Hussey (front tire changer), Matt Kreuter (rear tire carrier), Tim Ladyga (rear tire changer), Ron Liddell (gasman) and Coy Hedrick (catch can). The team's crew chief is Mike Beam and the tire specialist is Patrick Mullen.

During each 2003 NASCAR Winston Cup points event, the participating team whose car spends the least amount of aggregate time off the race track will be named the weekly winner provided the team's driver takes the green flag at the beginning of the event and the checkered flag at the conclusion of the event.

The team that records the most points during the season will receive a $200,000 bonus at the end of the year. The point distribution per race is: 43 points for first place, descending in increments of one.

The McDonald's Drive-Thru Pit Championship fueled by POWERade is the largest monetary contingency program in NASCAR history and the first to reward pit crews for performance at each race.

Top 10 Pit Crews For Participating Teams In Sunday's Carolina Dodge 400 at Darlington Raceway:

1. Jeff Green, 286 seconds
2. Kurt Busch, 289
3. Michael Waltrip, 289
4. Elliott Sadler, 291
5. Dave Blaney, 295
6. Bill Elliott, 296
7. Dale Jarrett, 300
8. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 339
9. Ricky Rudd, 344
10. Steve Park, 364

2003 Winners of The McDonald's Drive-Thru Pit Championship fueled by POWERade:

Michael Waltrip team -- Daytona (Feb. 16)
Dave Blaney team -- Rockingham (Feb. 23)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. team -- Las Vegas (March 2)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. team -- Atlanta (March 9)
Jeff Green team - Darlington (March 16)

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Bill Elliott , Dale Jarrett , Michael Waltrip , Steve Park , Jeff Green , Kurt Busch , Elliott Sadler , Dave Blaney