No. 16 Pit Crew wins Ponoco

Biffle's Pit Crew Grabs Pocono Win; Sadler's Crew Takes Over Points Lead Greg Biffle's pit crew won the McDonald's Drive-Thru Pit Championship fueled by POWERade in Sunday's (Aug. 1) Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway. It was the second time...

Biffle's Pit Crew Grabs Pocono Win; Sadler's Crew Takes Over Points Lead

Greg Biffle's pit crew won the McDonald's Drive-Thru Pit Championship fueled by POWERade in Sunday's (Aug. 1) Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway. It was the second time this season that Biffle's No. 16 crew claimed the $20,000 first-place prize.

In the season standings and the chase for the $200,000 McDonald's/POWERade champion's bonus, Elliott Sadler's crew took over the lead following Pocono with 724 points, three more than Dale Earnhardt's crew. Tony Stewart's crew remains third with 691 points.

Sadler's crew earned 40 points in Pocono with a fourth-place finish while Earnhardt's crew picked up 31 points with a 13th-place finish.

Biffle's National Guard Ford spent the least amount of time on Pocono's pit road -- 339.00 seconds. Casey Mears' Target Dodge came in second with a time of 365.00. Third was Robbie Gordon's Cingular Chevrolet at 375.00.

"I feel like these guys have been performing to this quality all year," said crew chief Doug Richert. "As a team we were able to capitalize on their performance in Pocono and finish where we've been running all season. It was motivating for the crew because it was the first time they really got to follow through and show the kind of pit stops they've been giving us all year."

Biffle said, "That's awesome that they won the pit crew challenge last weekend. We had a good run and that just adds to the momentum going into Indy."

Biffle's over-the-wall crew consists of Adam Emmert (front-tire changer), Jeff Silver (front-tire carrier), Mike Hillman (rear-tire changer), TJ Hamilton (rear-tire carrier), Jeff Merkel (jackman), Donnie Ratledge (gasman), John Eicher (catch can).

<pre> Top 10 Pit Crews in Sunday's (Aug. 1) Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway Time Car# Points 1. Greg Biffle Team 339.00 seconds 16 43 2. Casey Mears Team 365.00 " 41 42 3. Robby Gordon Team 375.00 " 31 41 4. Elliott Sadler Team 392.00 " 38 40 5. Joe Nemechek Team 430.00 " 01 39 6. Dave Blaney Team 507.00 " 30 38 7. Ricky Rudd Team 543.00 " 21 37 8. Kyle Petty Team 642.00 " 45 36 9. Sterling Marlin Team 677.00 " 40 35 10. Ken Schrader Team 704.00 " 49 34

2004 Winners of The McDonald's Drive-Thru Pit Championship fueled by POWERade:

Daytona (2/15)          Tony Stewart Team
Rockingham (2/22)       Dale Earnhardt Jr. Team
Las Vegas (3/7)         Kurt Busch Team
Atlanta (3/14)          Robby Gordon Team
Darlington (3/21)       Greg Biffle Team
Bristol (3/28)          Sterling Marlin Team
Texas (4/4)             Michael Waltrip Team
Martinsville (4/18)     Kurt Busch Team
Talladega (4/25)        Robby Gordon Team
California (5/2)        Robby Gordon Team
Richmond (5/15)         Dale Earnhardt Jr. Team
Charlotte (May 30)      Jamie McMurray Team
Dover (6/6)             Tony Stewart Team
Pocono (6/13)           Casey Mears Team
Michigan (6/20)         Elliott Sadler Team
Sonoma (6/27)           Elliott Sadler Team
Daytona (7/3)           Michael Waltrip Team
Chicago (7/11)          Elliott Sadler Team
N. Hampshire (7/25)     Kurt Busch Team
Pocono (8/1)            Greg Biffle Team

Point Standings for NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Teams Competing in The McDonald's Drive-Thru Pit Championship fueled by POWERADE: Following Pocono (8/1); pit crew wins in parentheses

Pos.    Car #    Pit Crew of                            Points      Prize Money
  1     38      Elliott Sadler Team (3)                 724              60,000
  2     8       Dale Earnhardt Jr. Team (2)             721              40,000
  3     20      Tony Stewart Team       (2)             691              40,000
  4     29      Kevin Harvick Team                      689
  5     97      Kurt Busch Team (3)                     685              60,000
  6     15      Michael Waltrip Team (2)                664              40,000
  7     18      Bobby Labonte Team                      657
  8     88      Dale Jarrett Team                       652
T-9     30      Dave Blaney Team                        645
T-9     31      Robby Gordon Team (3)                   645              60,000
 11     41      Casey Mears Team (1)                    644              20,000
 12     42      Jamie McMurray Team     (1)             643              20,000
 13     40      Sterling Marlin Team (1)                641              20,000
 14     99      Jeff Burton Team                        620
 15     01      Joe Nemechek Team                       618
 16     21      Ricky Rudd Team                         616
 17     16      Greg Biffle Team (2)                    603              40,000
 18     49      Ken Schrader Team                       582
 19     0       Ward Burton Team                        568
 20     43      Jeff Green Team                         566
 21     45      Kyle Petty Team                         548
 22     50      Arnold Motorsports                      499
 23     09      James Finch Team (owner)                335
 24     98      Todd Bodine Team                        278
 25     02      Hermie Sadler Team                      234
 26     89      Morgan Shepherd Team                    227
 27     72      Kirk Shelmerdine Team                   175
 28     1       John Andretti Team                      135
 29     80      Andy Hillenburg Team                    133
 30     51      Kevin Lepage Team                        86
 31     94      Stanton Barrett Team                     80
 32     14      Larry Foyt Team                          72
 33     33      Kerry Earnhardt Team                     54
 34     91      Bill Elliott Team                        52
 35     7       Jim Smith Team (owner)                   48

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. , John Andretti , Jeff Burton , Ward Burton , Bill Elliott , Dale Jarrett , Bobby Labonte , Tony Stewart , Michael Waltrip , Todd Bodine , Kyle Petty , Ken Schrader , Kevin Harvick , Joe Nemechek , Greg Biffle , Jeff Green , Kevin Lepage , Sterling Marlin , Robby Gordon , Kurt Busch , Casey Mears , Larry Foyt , Jamie McMurray , Andy Hillenburg , Kerry Earnhardt , Hermie Sadler , Kirk Shelmerdine , Stanton Barrett , Morgan Shepherd , Elliott Sadler , Dave Blaney , Doug Richert , Jim Smith