Sorenson's Team Collects First Pit Crew Challenge Win No. 41 crew picks up Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge victory at the Brickyard Reed Sorenson's No. 41 crew earned its first Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge win of...
Sorenson's Team Collects First Pit Crew Challenge Win
No. 41 crew picks up Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge victory at the Brickyard
Reed Sorenson's No. 41 crew earned its first Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge win of the season during Sunday's Allstate 400 at the Brickyard.
Starting from the pole and on its way to a fifth-place finish, the Target team spent 219.402 seconds on pit road at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, becoming the 11th team to take home pit crew challenge honors this season.
"The guys on the Target team did a great job all weekend in Indy, first getting the car ready for the race and then on pit road," said Sorenson. "We had solid pit stops all day and the over-the-wall guys stepped up to the plate when it counted late in the race."
"Our last stop was under green and after the cycle we gained two spots on the track,"
added Sorenson. "The quick pit stop definitely put me in position to finish inside of the top five. I couldn't be more proud of the effort everyone puts forth each weekend."
Sorenson's crew will be presented with an $11,000 check by Checkers/Rally's for winning the weekly competition. An additional $111,150 prize will be presented to the pit crew team with the most wins at the completion of the 36-race Nextel Cup schedule.
The No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing team consists of: Chuck White (jackman), Marty Forcier (front-tire carrier), Bobby Burrell (front-tire changer), Adam Moser (rear-tire carrier), Jason Sheet (rear-tire changer), Randy Hildreth (gasman), Eric "Pee Wee" Hoyle (catch can), and Doug Spees (eighth-man). The team is led by crew chief Jimmy Elledge and the pit crew coach is Phil Horton.
Mark Martin's/Aric Almirola's No. 01 crew leads the season-long Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge standings with four wins.
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) Jeff Gordon Team
Darlington (5/13) Jeff Gordon Team
Charlotte (5/27) Hamlin Team
Dover (6/4) Newman Team
Pocono (6/10) Jeff Gordon Team
Michigan (6/17) Kyle Busch Team
Infineon (6/24) Harvick Team
New Hampshire (7/1) Johnson Team
Daytona (7/7) Mears Team
Chicago (7/15) Harvick Team
Indianapolis (7/29 Sorenson Team
Busch Series Result -- O'Reilly Raceway Park
The No. 33 over-the-wall crew of Cale Gale grabbed the Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge win in Saturday's Busch Series event at O'Reilly Raceway Park by spendingy6.950 seconds on pit road.
Truck Series Result -- O'Reilly Raceway Park
Todd Bodine's No. 30 team earned the Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge win in Friday night's Craftsman Truck Series event at O'Reilly Raceway Park in Indianapolis. The team spent 52.351 seconds on pit road.