Phoenix: Pit Crew Challenge winning team

BOWYER'S TEAM WINS PIT CREW CHALLENGE IN PHOENIX Clint Bowyer's pit crew capturedthe Checkers / Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge competition in Saturday night'srace at Phoenix International Raceway, helping propel its rookie driver to...

BOWYER'S TEAM WINS PIT CREW CHALLENGE IN PHOENIX

Clint Bowyer's pit crew capturedthe Checkers / Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge competition in Saturday night'srace at Phoenix International Raceway, helping propel its rookie driver to a Nextel Cup career-high fifth-place finish.

The program awards $10,500 per week to the pit crew of the car spending the least amount of time on pit road. In addition, the pit crew with the most wins will beawarded a $105,000 bonus at the completion of thes6-raceschedule.

"The guys did a good job on pit road," said Gil Martin, crew chief of Bowyer's No. 07 Chevrolet. "They stayed in sync pretty well and Clint did a good job getting on and off pit road. The guys were consistent and we did what we needed to do. They beat everybody off of pit road towards the end of the race, so that shows how well they kept their composure. All-in-all, it was a very good night."

Bowyer's Jack Daniel's machine spent 266.258 seconds on pit road during thes12-lap race.

Bowyer's over-the-wall crew consists of: Carey Wimbish (jackman), Dail Long (front-tire carrier), Shane Westerberg (front-tire changer), Dustin Stanley (rear-tire carrier), Tommy Wallace (rear-tire changer), Ron Liddell (gasman), Clint Almquist (catch can) and Troy Welty (windshield). The team's pit stop coordinator is Corinne Mauldin.

Bowyer's crew, part of the Richard Childress Racing stable, becomes the sixth different team to win the Checkers/Rally's weekly competition. Pit crews for Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, Tony Stewart, Elliott Sadler, and Denny Hamlin have also scored wins.

The Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challengeis in its second season with the Nextel Cup Series.

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

Busch Series Results- Phoenix
The Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru winner for Friday's NASCAR Busch Series race at Phoenix International Raceway was Jason Leffler's pit crew with a time of 193.894 seconds on pit road.

-www.checkers.com

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Tony Stewart , Jimmie Johnson , Clint Bowyer , Elliott Sadler , Denny Hamlin , Kyle Busch
Teams Richard Childress Racing