Sears Point: Pit Crew Challenge winner

Harvick's Team Snares Pit Crew Challenge Win at Infineon No. 29 crew tallies first Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge win of season Kevin Harvick's over-the-wall crew picked up its first Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge...

Harvick's Team Snares Pit Crew Challenge Win at Infineon
No. 29 crew tallies first Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge win of season

Kevin Harvick's over-the-wall crew picked up its first Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge win of the season in Sunday's Nextel Cup race in Sonoma, Calif.

No. 29 Shell crew, which spent 106.006 seconds on Infineon Raceway's pit road, became the ninth different team of the season to earn the weekly honor. The team will be awarded $11,000 by Checkers/Rally's for winning the competition.

"It is great to see one of the Richard Childress Racing teams win the Checkers/Rally's Double Driver-Thru Challenge," said Corrine Mauldin, the No. 29 pit crew coach. "The guys put in a lot of hard work and time week in and week out to make sure they are the best they can be on pit road. It's just nice to see the hard work paying off."

The No. 29 crew, which helped boost Harvick to a runner-up finish in Sonoma, consists of: Nick Terry (jackman), Josh Mick (front-tire carrier), Jason Pulver (front-tire changer), Matt Krueter (rear-tire carrier), Clint Pittman (rear-tire changer), Brian Englehart (gasman), Scott Naset (catch can), Rick Tulbert (2nd gas can) and Gene Pasquale (eighth-man). The team is led by crew chief Todd Berrier.

Mark Martin's/Regan Smith's No. 01 crew leads the season-long Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge standings with four wins. An $111,150 prize will be presented to the pit crew team with the most wins at the completion of the 36-race Nextel Cup schedule.

To win the Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge, 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) Mark Martin Team@
* California (2/25) Mark Martin Team
* Las Vegas (3/11) Mark Martin Team
* Atlanta (3/18) Jimmie Johnson Team
* Bristol (3/25) Denny Hamlin Teamc
* Martinsville (4/1) Dale Earnhardt Jr. Team
* Texas (4/15) Mark Martin Team
* Phoenix (4/22) Denny Hamlin Team
* Talladega (4/29) Kurt Busch Team
* Richmond (5/6) Jeff Gordon Team
* Darlington (5/13) Jeff Gordon Team
* Charlotte (5/27) Denny Hamlin Team
* Dover (6/4) Ryan Newman Team
* Pocono (6/10) Jeff Gordon Team
* Michigan (6/17) Kyle Busch Team
* Infineon (6/24) Kevin Harvick Team

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Busch Series Result -- The Milwaukee Mile

Scott Wimmer's No. 29 crew moved into first place in the Busch Series Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge by picking up the weekly honor at the Milwaukee Mile. The team spent just 70.668 seconds on pit road during Saturday's Busch Series event.

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Truck Series Result -- The Milwaukee Mile

For the third week in a row, the No. 5 team of Mike Skinner earned the Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge win in the Craftsman Truck Series event. The team spent 34.189 seconds on pit road.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Jeff Gordon , Mike Skinner , Kevin Harvick , Kurt Busch , Ryan Newman , Jimmie Johnson , Scott Wimmer , Regan Smith , Denny Hamlin , Kyle Busch , Mark Martin
Teams Richard Childress Racing