No. 42 Pit Crew wins Darlington II

One Point Separates Stewart's, Earnhardt Jr.'s Pit Crews Entering Final Race of Season McMurray's Crew Takes Darlington Win Just like the Chase for the Nextel Cup, the McDonald's Drive-Thru Pit Championship fueled by POWERade is also going...

One Point Separates Stewart's, Earnhardt Jr.'s Pit Crews Entering Final Race of Season

McMurray's Crew Takes Darlington Win

Just like the Chase for the Nextel Cup, the McDonald's Drive-Thru Pit Championship fueled by POWERade is also going down to the final race of the season.

Entering this weekend's Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, a mere one point in the McDonald's/POWERade standings separates the top two crews of Tony Stewart (1227) and Dale Earnhardt Jr. (1226). Elliott Sadler's crew is third (1211) and Kurt Busch's crew is fourth (1210).

The McDonald's/POWERade season champion pit crew will be awarded a $200,000 bonus.

In Sunday's Nextel Cup race at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway, Jamie McMurray's pit crew won the McDonald's/POWERade competition and picked up the weekly purse of $20,000. It was the second win of the season for the No. 42 crew.

McMurray's Texaco/Havoline Dodge spent the least amount of time on Darlington's pit road with a time of 387.121 seconds. Jeff Burton's AOL Chevrolet was second at 425.823 and Carl Edwards' World Financial Group Ford was third at 428.261.

"This is cool for the guys on the Texaco/Havoline team," said McMurray. "They've worked really hard this year, and have shown that we're a championship caliber team. It's cool that they are being recognized for their hard work."

The No. 42 over-the-wall crew consists of: Bobby Burrell (front tire changer), Darren Jolly (front tire carrier), David Collins (rear tire changer), Scott Myers (rear tire carrier), Mark Cass (jackman), Mike Bodick (gas man) and Heath Silver (catch can). Donnie Wingo is the crew chief and Mike Brill is the car chief.

<pre> Top 10 Pit Crews in Sunday's (Nov. 14) Nextel Cup Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway

                                Time             Car#    Points
1.  Jamie McMurray Team         387.121 seconds   42     43
2.  Jeff Burton Team            425.823   "       30     42
3.  Carl Edwards Team           428.261   "       99     41
4.  Joe Nemechek Team           430.185   "       01     40
5.  Jeff Green Team             439.531   "       43     39
6.  Bobby Labonte Team          441.372   "       18     38
7.  Sterling Marlin Team        445.793   "       40     37
8.  Tony Stewart Team           471.493   "       20     36
9.  Robby Gordon Team           476.196   "       31     35
10. Mike Bliss Team             491.583   "        0     34

Others: 12. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Team 557.086 " 8 32 13. Kurt Busch Team 585.732 " 97 31 14. Elliott Sadler Team 657.028 " 38 30

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 (5/30)        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
Indianapolis (8/8)      Elliott Sadler Team
Watkins Glen (8/15)     Tony Stewart Team
Michigan (8/22)         Greg Biffle Team
Bristol (8/28)          Robby Gordon Team
California (9/5)        Elliott Sadler Team
Richmond (9/11)         Michael Waltrip Team
N. Hampshire (9/19)     Sterling Marlin Team
Dover (9/26)            Kurt Busch Team
Talladega (10/3)        Dale Earnhardt Jr. Team
Kansas (10/10)          Elliott Sadler Team
Charlotte (10/16)       Elliott Sadler Team
Martinsville (10/24)    Kevin Harvick Team
Atlanta (10/31)         Ricky Rudd Team
Phoenix (11/7)          Dale Earnhardt Jr. Team
Darlington (11/24)      Jamie McMurray Team

Point Standings for NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Teams Competing in The McDonald's Drive-Thru Pit Championship fueled by POWERADE: Following Darlington (11/14); pit crew wins in parentheses

Pos.    Car# Pit Crew of                        Points  Prize Money
1        20  Tony Stewart Team (3)              1227     60,000
2         8  Dale Earnhardt Jr. Team (4)        1226     80,000
3        38  Elliott Sadler Team (7)            1211    140,000
4        97  Kurt Busch Team (4)                1210     80,000
5        30  Jeff Burton Team                   1192
6        29  Kevin Harvick Team (1)             1182     20,000
7        15  Michael Waltrip Team (3)           1174     60,000
8        42  Jamie McMurray Team (2)            1167     40,000
9        18  Bobby Labonte Team                 1146
10       01  Joe Nemechek Team                  1133
11       88  Dale Jarrett Team                  1126
12       40  Sterling Marlin Team (2)           1125     40,000
13       31  Robby Gordon Team (4)              1120     80,000
14       21  Ricky Rudd Team (1)                1092     20,000
15       99  Carl Edwards Team                  1080
16       16  Greg Biffle Team (3)               1075     60,000
17       41  Casey Mears Team (1)               1060     20,000
18       49  Ken Schrader Team                  1028
19       43  Jeff Green Team                    1020
T-20      0  Mike Bliss Team                     972
T-20     45  Kyle Petty Team                     972
22       50  Todd Bodine Team                    768
23       09  James Finch Team (owner)            583
24      198  William Edwards (owner)             513
25       02  Hermie Sadler Team                  411
26       89  Morgan Shepherd Team                362
27        1  DEI Team                            256
28       72  Kirk Shelmerdine Team               217
29      280  Stanton Hoover (owner)              206
30      251  Kevin Lepage Team                   146
31       91  Bill Elliott Team                   128
32      194  Stanton Barrett Team                100
33       14  Larry Foyt Team                      99
34       11  J.J.Yeley Team                       78
T-35    100  Kenny Wallace Team                   77
T-35    133  Kerry Earnhardt Team                 77
37       36  Boris Said Team                      73

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Jeff Burton , Bill Elliott , Dale Jarrett , Bobby Labonte , Tony Stewart , Michael Waltrip , Todd Bodine , Kyle Petty , Ken Schrader , Boris Said , Kevin Harvick , Joe Nemechek , Kenny Wallace , Greg Biffle , Jeff Green , Kevin Lepage , Sterling Marlin , Robby Gordon , Kurt Busch , Casey Mears , Larry Foyt , Jamie McMurray , Kerry Earnhardt , Hermie Sadler , Kirk Shelmerdine , Mike Bliss , Stanton Barrett , Morgan Shepherd , Carl Edwards , Elliott Sadler