Loudon: Pit Crew Challenge winner

Kyle Busch's Crew Takes Top Honors in New Hampshire Kyle Busch's over-the-wall crew had two reasons to celebrate when they left New Hampshire International Speedway Sunday. Not only did Busch win the NEXTEL Cup event, but his No. 5...

Kyle Busch's Crew Takes Top Honors in New Hampshire

Kyle Busch's over-the-wall crew had two reasons to celebrate when they left New Hampshire International Speedway Sunday. Not only did Busch win the NEXTEL Cup event, but his No. 5 Kellogg's pit crew also took top honors in the weekly Checkers®/Rally's® Double Drive-Thru Challenge.

"The Kellogg's guys worked their tails off in New Hampshire," said Alan Gustafson, crew chief of the No. 5 team. "They had flawless pit stops and never lost focus all day long. It was one of the hottest days we've had on pit road and they just went out there and did their job. The No. 5 team deserves respect because they are a great pit crew. I'm proud of how hard they work and they deserve this reward."

This is the third Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge win of the season for Busch's team, which is now tied with Tony Stewart's crew for second place in the season-long competition. Jimmie Johnson's crew leads with four victories.

"My guys did it for me in New Hampshire," said Busch. "They were on the money every stop. Alan (Gustafson) made great calls and I just can't say enough because it was a total team effort, right down to the guys who build the cars and motors back at Hendrick Motorsports."

Busch's over-the-wall team, out of the Hendrick Motorsports stable, spent 133.356 seconds on pit road to claim the win. The group includes: Rick Pigeon (jackman), Jeremy "JD" Holcomb (front-tire carrier), DJ Richardson (front-tire changer), Jason Jones (rear-tire carrier), Josh Kirk (rear-tire changer), Brad Pickens (gasman), Jason Dalrymple (catch can), and Whit Satterwhite (eighth-man). The pit crew coach is Mark Mauldin.

Busch's crew collected $10,500 for the win. A $105,000 bonus will be awarded to the Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge champion at the completion of the 36-race NEXTEL Cup schedule.

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

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Busch Series Result - New Hampshire
The Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru winner for Saturday's NASCAR Busch Series race at New Hampshire International Speedway was the No. 00 crew of Johnny Sauter, which spent 156.200 seconds on pit road. Sauter's crew has taken pit crew challenge honors at eight of 20 Busch Series races this season.

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NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Result - Memphis
The Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru winner for Saturday night's NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Memphis Motorsports Park was Jack Sprague's No. 60 crew, which spent 100.479 seconds on pit road.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jeff Burton , Tony Stewart , Kevin Harvick , Kurt Busch , Jimmie Johnson , Jack Sprague , Johnny Sauter , Brian Vickers , Clint Bowyer , Elliott Sadler , Denny Hamlin , Kyle Busch
Teams Hendrick Motorsports