Jeff Gordon's Team Grabs Pit Crew Challenge Win at Richmond No. 24 is tied for lead in Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge competition Jeff Gordon's over-the-wall crew captured its fourth Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge...
Jeff Gordon's Team Grabs Pit Crew Challenge Win at Richmond
No. 24 is tied for lead in Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge competition
Jeff Gordon's over-the-wall crew captured its fourth Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge win of the season during Saturday night's Chevy Rock & Roll 400, moving into a tie for first place in the season-long standings. Mark Martin's No. 01 pit crew also has four wins.
"The No. 24 DuPont crew was solid in Richmond," said pit crew coach Matt Clark. "The crew has been a contributing factor to the success of the team and as we enter the Chase, our goal is to continue with consistent performances."
Gordon's crew, which spent 281.730 seconds on pit road at Richmond International Raceway, will be presented with an $11,000 check by Checkers/Rally's for winning the weekly competition. 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.
Out of the Hendrick Motorsports stable, the No. 24 crew includes: Jeff Cook (jackman), Jamie Frady (Catch can), Clay Robinson (front-tire changer), Jeff Knight (rear-tire carrier), Mike Atwell (rear-tire changer), Caleb Hurd (gasman), Mike "Tiny" Houston (front tire carrier) and Andy Kruep (eighth-man). The crew chief is Steve Letarte.
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
California (2/25) Martin Team
Las Vegas (3/11) Martin Team
Atlanta (3/18) Johnson Team
Bristol (3/25) Hamlin Team
Martinsville (4/1) Earnhardt Team
Texas (4/15) Martin Team
Phoenix (4/22) Hamlin Team
Talladega (4/29) Kurt Busch Team
Richmond (5/6) J. Gordon Team
Darlington (5/13) J. Gordon Team
Charlotte (5/27) Hamlin Team
Dover (6/4) Newman Team
Pocono (6/10) J. Gordon Team
Michigan (6/17) Kyle Busch Team
Infineon (6/24) Harvick Team
New Hampshire (7/1) Johnson Team
Daytona (7/7) Mears 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
Bristol (8/25) Bowyer Team
California (9/3) Earnhardt Team
Richmond (9/8) J. Gordon Team
Busch Series Result -- Richmond International Raceway
The No. 11 over-the-wall crew of Jason Keller claimed its first Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge win by spending the least amount of time on pit road (127.751 seconds) during Friday night's NASCAR Busch Series race at Richmond International Raceway.
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