Michigan II: Pit Crew Challenge winner

Kurt Busch's Team Wins Pit Crew Challenge in Michigan No. 2 crew takes second Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge victory of season Kurt Busch's over-the-wall crew had two reasons to celebrate when they left Michigan International ...

Kurt Busch's Team Wins Pit Crew Challenge in Michigan

No. 2 crew takes second Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge victory of season

Kurt Busch's over-the-wall crew had two reasons to celebrate when they left Michigan International Speedway Tuesday. Not only did Busch win the rained-delayed NEXTEL Cup event, but his No. 2 Penske Racing crew also took top honors in the weekly Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge.

"Just like I said after the race, this win was indeed a total team effort and for my guys to win the Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge is very fitting," said Busch, whose win was his 17th overall career victory and second at MIS. "They keep on getting better and better and, just like our entire program, we are showing the great consistency that a championship-caliber team needs."

"The guys were awesome out on pit road and this award is the icing on the cake for a great race win," added crew chief Pat Tryson. "They were flawless on a day where it seemed every other team faced problems. I'm so proud of our guys for winning the Checkers/Rally's award and we look forward to getting our picture made with the big check."

Busch's over-the-wall crew will be presented with an $11,000 check by Checkers/Rally's for winning the weekly challenge. An additional $111,150 prize will be presented to the pit crew with the most wins at the completion of the 36-race Nextel Cup schedule.

The No. 2 crew, which spent 206.320 seconds on pit lane, includes: Ray Gallaghan (jackman), David Littau (front-tire carrier),Jay Hackney (front-tire changer), Larry Robinett (rear-tire carrier), Travis Johnson (rear-tire changer), Chris Williams (gasman), Steve Williams (catch can) and Dustin Coonfield (eighth man).

The 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
Chicago (7/15) Harvick Team
California (2/25) Martin Team
Indianapolis (7/30) Sorenson Team
Las Vegas (3/11) Martin Team
Pocono (8/5) Newman Team
Atlanta (3/18) Johnson Team
Watkins Glen (8/12) Truex Team
Bristol (3/25) Hamlin Team
Michigan (8/21) Kurt Busch Team
Martinsville (4/1) Earnhardt Team
Texas (4/15) Martin Team
Phoenix (4/22) Hamlin Team
Talladega (4/29) Busch Team
Richmond (5/6) Gordon Team
Darlington (5/13) Gordon Team
Charlotte (5/27) Hamlin Team
Dover (6/4) Newman Team
Pocono (6/10) Gordon Team
Michigan (6/17) Kyle Busch Team
Infineon (6/24) Harvick Team
New Hampshire (7/1) Johnson Team
Daytona (7/7) Mears Team
Daytona (2/18) Martin Team
Chicago (7/15) Harvick Team
Indianapolis (7/30) Sorenson Team
Pocono (8/5) Newman Team
Watkins Glen (8/12) Truex Team
Michigan (8/21) Kurt Busch Team

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Busch Series Result -- Michigan

For the second race in a row and the fourth of the season, Paul Menard's No. 15 over-the-wall crew earned the win in the Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge in Saturday's Busch Series event at Michigan International Speedway. Its speedy performance on pit road, 86.064 seconds, helped the team secure second-place in the season long standings.

-credit: Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Kurt Busch , Steve Williams , Chris Williams , John Travis , Kyle Busch
Teams Williams , Team Penske