Las Vegas: Pit Crew Challenge winner

Las Vegas Pit Crew Win Extends Streak for Martin's 01 Team U.S. Army crew scores third straight win of season in the Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge Mark Martin's pit crew grabbed its third consecutive win of the season in the ...

Las Vegas Pit Crew Win Extends Streak for Martin's 01 Team
U.S. Army crew scores third straight win of season in the Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge

Mark Martin's pit crew grabbed its third consecutive win of the season in the Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge by taking top honors in Sunday's (March 11) Nextel Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The No. 01 U.S. Army crew also claimed wins in the first two races of 2007 -- at Daytona and California.

"Wow, those guys are just awesome on pit road," said driver Mark Martin, who leads the Nextel Cup driver point standings with three straight top-five finishes. "The U.S. Army crew has really been a big part of our success so far this season. If they can keep that up, I hope I can help get them to Victory Lane really soon."

"The Army over-the-wall crew has played a vital role in our success," added 01 crew chief Ryan Pemberton. "Lance (Munksgard, pit crew coach) has done an outstanding job with all of the Ginn Racing teams. It is great to see Checkers/Rally's reward and recognize the pit crews for their excellent performances."

The No. 01 over-the-wall crew, which spent 322.066 seconds on pit road in Las Vegas, 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).

Checkers/Rally's awards the winning Nextel Cup team each week with a cash prize of $11,150. 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.

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.

2007 Nextel Cup Winners Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge

Daytona (2/18) Mark Martin Team
California (2/25) Mark Martin Team
Las Vegas (3/11) Mark Martin Team

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Busch Series Result -- Las Vegas Motor Speedway

The No. 59 crew of Marcos Ambrose picked up the Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway by spending the least amount of time on pit road (315.294 seconds).

-credit: c/r

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Marcos Ambrose , Mark Martin