Michigan: Pit Crew Challenge winner

Kyle Busch's Team Claims Pit Crew Challenge Win at Michigan No. 5 crew picks up its first Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge of season Kyle Busch's over-the-wall crew captured its first Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge win...

Kyle Busch's Team Claims Pit Crew Challenge Win at Michigan
No. 5 crew picks up its first Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge of season

Kyle Busch's over-the-wall crew captured its first Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge win of the season in Sunday's Nextel Cup event at Michigan International Speedway.

"The guys did a great job on pit road in Michigan," said crew chief Alan Gustafson. "We had some distractions that could have got us, but we didn't let them and ended up having one of the best weeks on pit road this year. It goes to show that the No. 5 guys are here to win. We made a lot of adjustments on the car and it was really hot out, so these guys worked hard. I'm really proud we won this week."

Spending 200.130 seconds on pit road, the Kellogg's team helped boost its driver to a sixth-place finish in the Citizens Bank 400. The team will be awarded $11,000 by Checkers/Rally's for winning the weekly competition.

Busch's No. 5 crew, out of the Hendrick Motorsports stable, 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 Lee Deese (eighth-man). The team's pit crew coach is Mark Mauldin.

Mark Martin's/Regan Smith's No. 01 crew leads the season long Double Drive-Thru standings with four wins. A $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.

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 Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge Winners -- Nextel Cup Series
* Daytona (2/18) Mark Martin Team
* California (2/25) Mark Martin Team
* Las Vegas (3/11) Mark Martin Team
* Atlanta (3/18) Jimmie Johnson Team
* Bristol (3/25) Denny Hamlin Team
* Martinsville (4/1) Dale Earnhardt Jr. Team
* Texas (4/15) Mark Martin Team
* Phoenix (4/22) Denny Hamlin Team
* Talladega (4/29) Kurt Busch Team
* Richmond (5/6) Jeff Gordon Team
* Darlington (5/13) Jeff Gordon Team
* Charlotte (5/27) Denny Hamlin Team
* Dover (6/4) Ryan Newman Team
* Pocono (6/10) Jeff Gordon Team
* Michigan (6/17) Kyle Busch Team

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Busch Series Result -- Kentucky Speedway

Brad Coleman's No. 18 crew spent 132.936 seconds on pit road during Saturday's Busch Series event at Kentucky Speedway, earning its first pit crew challenge win of the season.

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Truck Series Result -- Michigan International Speedway

For the second week in a row, the No. 5 team of Mike Skinner collected the Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge win. They team spent 87.633 seconds on the pit lane on their way to a fourth-place finish.

-credit: Checkers

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Jeff Gordon , Mike Skinner , Kurt Busch , Ryan Newman , Jimmie Johnson , Regan Smith , Brad Coleman , Denny Hamlin , Kyle Busch , Mark Martin
Teams Hendrick Motorsports