Nemechek's Pit Crew Takes Top Honors in Michigan

August 23rd, 2006  
Team Infidel

Topic: Nemechek's Pit Crew Takes Top Honors in Michigan

Joe Nemechek's pit crew claimed its first win of the season in the weekly Checkers / Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge competition by spending the least amount of time on pit road in Sunday's NEXTEL Cup event at Michigan International Speedway. "I'm very proud of all the guys on the U.S. Army pit crew," said Nemechek. "They've had unbelievable pit stops all year but haven't always gotten the credit they've deserved. Without a doubt, this is one of the strongest over-the-wall teams on pit road and I'm thrilled they're being recognized for their hard work. This is also a special win since Checkers/Rally's is an associate sponsor on the Army Chevrolet." Checkers/Rally's will award the #01 team with the weekly $10,500 prize. In addition, a $105,000 bonus will be presented to the team with the most wins at the completion of the 36-race schedule. "Our guys work hard week in and week out to be the best they can be on pit road," offered Lance Munksgard, pit stop coordinator for MB2 Motorsports. "It's great that their hard work is being highlighted and that they are being recognized for the efforts they contribute to the team each week." Nemechek's over-the-wall team, which spent 230.171 seconds on pit road, includes: Scott King (jackman), Josh Houghton (front-tire carrier), Charlie Brock (front-tire changer), Dwayne Moore (rear-tire carrier), Dave Woodhead (rear-tire changer), Danny Harrington (gasman), Mark Bieberich (catch can) and J.D. Hilton (windshield). The team's crew chief is Ryan Pemberton. The crews of Kyle Busch and Jimmie Johnson continue to lead the season-long competition with four wins each. Tony Stewart's team is in second place with three wins. The Checkers/Rally's Double Drive-Thru Challenge is in its second season of rewarding pit crews, the unsung heroes in the Nextel Cup Series. The competition awards $10,500 per week to the top pit crew. In addition, the pit crew with the most wins will be awarded a $105,000 bonus at the completion of the 36-race schedule. Checkers/Rally's is the Official Burger and Drive-Thru Restaurant of NASCAR, more info at Communications PR)

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