Richmond: Pit Crew Challenge winner

SCHRADER'S TEAM GRABS PIT CREW WIN IN RICHMOND Ken Schrader's pit crew claimed the Checkers0x00ae/Rally's0x00ae Double Drive-Thru Challenge win in Saturday night's Chevy Rock & Roll 400, becoming the 13th Nextel Cup team of the season to capture...

SCHRADER'S TEAM GRABS PIT CREW WIN IN RICHMOND

Ken Schrader's pit crew claimed the Checkers0x00ae/Rally's0x00ae Double Drive-Thru Challenge win in Saturday night's Chevy Rock & Roll 400, becoming the 13th Nextel Cup team of the season to capture the weekly competition.

The pit crew win, which helped lift Schrader to a season-best seventh-place finish, was the result of the No. 21 U.S. Air Force/Little Debbie/Motorcraft Ford Fusion spending the least amount of time on Richmond International Raceway's pit road -- 418.964 seconds.

"They've been solid all year," said Schrader of the No. 21 pit crew. "Enthusiasm is a very infectious disease.The better the car has been running the better they've been in getting us in and out of the pits. I'm glad this happened because they certainly deserve to be recognized."

Schrader's over-the-wall crew consists of: Chuck White (jackman), Brandon Pegram (front-tire carrier), Mike "Andretti" Smith (front-tire changer), Dwayne Doucette (rear-tire carrier), Chris McMullen (rear-tire changer), Jimmy Watts (gasman), James Rhoades (catch can) and Mike Hartman (eighth man). The pit crew coach is Gary Smith and crew chief is Michael "Fatback" McSwain.

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, a bonus of $105,000 will be awarded to the pit crew with the most wins at the completion of thes6-raceschedule.

The crews of Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch lead the season standings with four Checkers/Rally's Drive-Thru Challenge wins. Tony Stewart's and Clint Bowyer's crews are tied for second with three wins each.

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

Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge Nextel Cup Standings 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
Talladega (5/1) Elliott Sadler Team
Richmond (5/6) Kevin Harvick Team
Darlington (5/13) Kyle Busch Team
Charlotte (5/28) Jimmie Johnson Team
Dover (6/4) Jeff Burton Team
Pocono (6/11) Kurt Busch Team
Michigan (6/18) Brian Vickers Team
Infineon (6/25) Jimmie Johnson Team
Daytona (7/1) Tony Stewart Team
Chicago (7/9) Kevin Harvick Team
New Hamp. (7/16) Kyle Busch Team
Pocono (7/23) Jeff Gordon Team
Indianapolis (8/6) Kyle Busch Team
Watkins Glen (8/13) Clint Bowyer Team
Michigan (8/20) Joe Nemechek Team
Bristol (8/26) Jeff Gordon Team
California (9/3) Clint Bowyer Team
Richmond (9/9) Ken Schrader Team

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Busch Series Result -- Richmond

The No. 66 over-the-wall crew for Scott Wimmer won the Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge in Friday night's Busch Series event at Richmond International Raceway. The crew spent 135.596 seconds on pit road.

-credit: cr

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jeff Burton , Jeff Gordon , Tony Stewart , Ken Schrader , Kevin Harvick , Joe Nemechek , Kurt Busch , Jimmie Johnson , Scott Wimmer , Brian Vickers , Gary Smith , Clint Bowyer , Elliott Sadler , Denny Hamlin , Kyle Busch