Vickers' Team Earns Pit Crew Win at Talladega It was a double victory for Brian Vickers' No. 25 team Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. Not only did the Hendrick Motorsports driver capture his first career Nextel Cup victory, the No. 25 ...
Vickers' Team Earns Pit Crew Win at Talladega
It was a double victory for Brian Vickers' No. 25 team Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. Not only did the Hendrick Motorsports driver capture his first career Nextel Cup victory, the No. 25 over-the-wall crew also claimed its second win of the season in the weekly Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge.
Vickers' GMAC Chevrolet spent the least amount of time on pit road (247.112 seconds) to take top honors during the 188-lap, 500-mile race.J
"Having good pit stops at superspeedways are important because you always try to maintain contact with those cars you pit with in order to have a drafting partner when you leave," said crew chief Lance McGrew. "I'm really proud of the guys on the GMAC Racing team for their efforts on Sunday.Over the past several weeks, they've turned it up a notch which has helped us get some good finishes."
The No. 25 pit crew will be awarded with the weekly $10,500 prize. In addition, Checkers/Rally's will also present the crew with the most victories at the completion of the 36-race schedule with a $100,500 bonus.
Vickers' over-the-wall crew is made up of: Mike Moore (jackman), Jake Brzozowski (front-tire carrier), Tony Hamm (front-tire changer), Matt Myers (rear-tire carrier), Jeff Fabian (rear-tire changer), Chris Fasulka (gasman), Chris Hamilton (catch can) and Jim Jenkins (windshield). The pit crew coach is Mark Mauldin.
With six races remaining on the NEXTEL Cup Schedule, the pit crews of Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch and Tony Stewart lead the standings with four wins each.
The Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challengeis in its second season with the Nextel Cup Series.
<pre> 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) David Gilliland 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 New Hamp. (9/17) Jeff Burton Team Dover (9/24) Kurt Busch Team Kansas (10/1) Tony Stewart Team Talladega (10/8) Brian Vickers Team
Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge Nextel Cup Standings (Following Talladega, Oct. 8)
Pos Car No. Pit Crew Wins Prize Money T1 48 Jimmie Johnson Team 4 42,000 T1 5 Kyle Busch Team 4 42,000 T1 20 Tony Stewart Team 4 42,000 4 07 Clint Bowyer Team 3 31,500 T5 38 David Gilliland Team 2 21,000 T5 29 Kevin Harvick Team 2 21,000 T5 24 Jeff Gordon Team 2 21,000 T5 31 Jeff Burton Team 2 21,000 T5 2 Kurt Busch Team 2 21,000 T5 25 Brian Vickers Team 2 21,000 T11 11 Denny Hamlin Team 1 10,500 T11 01 Joe Nemechek Team 1 10,500 T11 21 Ken Schrader Team 1 10,500
Note: To date, Checkers/Rally's has paid out $315,000 in NEXTEL Cup Series prize money during this season.
Truck Series Result -- Talladega
Erik Darnell's No. 99 over-the-wall crew picked up the Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge win for the second time this season in Saturday's NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series event at Talladega Superspeedway. The crew spent 95.723 seconds on pit road.