Texas Pit Crew Win Moves Stewart's Team into First-Place Tie in Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge Tony Stewart's over-the-wall crew moved into a tie for first-place in the season-long Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge ...
Texas Pit Crew Win Moves Stewart's Team into First-Place
Tie in Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge
Tony Stewart's over-the-wall crew moved into a tie for first-place in the season-long Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge by taking top honors Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway.
It was a double win for the No. 20 crew, which helped boost its driver to a winning performance in the Dickies 500 race at the 1.5-mile oval.
With two NEXTEL Cup races remaining, Stewart's and Jimmie Johnson's pit crews are tied for first with five victories each. Kyle Busch's crew is in third with four wins.
If there's a tie after the final race at Homestead-Miami Speedway (Nov. 19), the team that finishes highest in the driver point standings will be awarded the Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru season championship with the $105,000 bonus.
"The Home Depot pit crew was awesome at Texas," said Stewart, whose No. 20 Chevy Monte Carlo spent the least amount of time on pit road -- 285.239 seconds. "We had a great race car that kept us out front of the race track and the pit crew made sure we stayed there.They were flawless all night.You can't ask for anything better than the effort they put forth at Texas."
Stewart's over-the-wall crew, which earned $10,500 for being the top crew in Texas, consists of: Jason Lee (jackman), Tom Dean (front-tire carrier), Ira-Jo Hussey (front-tire changer), Jody Fortson (rear-tire carrier), Todd Foster (rear-tire changer), Jeff Patterson (gasman), Brian Larson (catch can) and Scott Geerts (windshield). The team's crew chief is Greg Zipadelli and the pit stop coordinator is Paul Alepa.
Busch Series Result -- Texas
The No. 33 over-the-wall crew of Ron Hornaday Jr. won the Busch Series Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway. The crew spent 120.537 seconds on pit road.
Craftsman Truck Series Result -- Texas
Jack Sprague's No. 60 over-the-wall crew picked up its third win of the season in the weekly Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge by spending the least amount of time on pit road in Saturday's NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series event at Texas Motor Speedway. The team spent 82.114 seconds on pit road.
<pre> Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge Nextel Cup Standings (Following Texas, Nov. 5)
Pos Car No. Pit Crew Wins Prize Money T1 48 Jimmie Johnson Team 5 52,500 T1 20 Tony Stewart Team 5 52,500 3 25 Kyle Busch 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 T11 14 Sterling Marlin Team 1 10,500 T11 66 Jeff Green Team 1 10,500
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 Charlotte (10/14) Sterling Marlin Team Martinsville (10/22) Jeff Green Team Atlanta (10/29) Jimmie Johnson Team Texas (11/5) Tony Stewart Team