Stewarts Team Pit Crew Champs

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The pit crew for Tony Stewart captured the season title in the McDonald's Drive-Thru Pit Championship fueled by POWERade.

The No. 20 Home Depot/Joe Gibbs Racing crew will collect a $200,000 champion's bonus from McDonald's/POWERade, Dec. 3 in New York City.

By winning the weekly competition three times and earning $20,000 for each victory, the total prize money earned in 2004 by Stewart's crew was $260,000.

In the 36-race competition, Stewart's crew defeated the pit crew for Dale Earnhardt Jr. by a mere four points - 1262 to 1258. Earnhardt's crew won the inaugural McDonald's/POWERade championship in 2003.

Elliott Sadler's crew, a seven-time weekly winner, finished third with 1248 points. The crew for Nextel Cup champion, Kurt Busch, was fourth (1240) and Kevin Harvick's crew rounded out the top five (1222).

"I think it's awesome that my guys won the McDonald's/POWERade pit crew championship," said Stewart. "They've worked hard all year, in the gym and at the race track. And when track position was tough to come by, they gave it to me with fast pit stops. My guys definitely earned this championship."

Stewart's over-the-wall crew consists of: Chuck White (jackman), Tom Dean (front-tire carrier), Mike Lingerfelt (front-tire changer), Jody Fortson (rear-tire carrier), Todd Foster (rear-tire changer), Jeff "Gooch" Patterson (gas man) and Brian Larson (catch can). The team's crew chief is Greg Zipadelli and the pit stop coordinator is Paul Alepa.

Sterling Marlin's pit crew took top honors in the NASCAR season finale Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It was the third McDonald's/POWERade win of the season for the No. 40 crew

Marlin's Coors Light Dodge spent the least amount of time on pit road - 238.383 seconds. Bobby Labonte's Interstate Batteries Chevrolet was second at 241.073 and coming in third was Michael Waltrip's No. 15 NAPA Chevy at 258.508.

Marlin's over-the-wall crew consists of Steven Wolfe (front-tire changer), Trent Davis (front-tire carrier), Barry Boeckenstedt (rear-tire changer), Tim Shore (rear-tire carrier), Mark Jacobs (jackman), Randy Hildreth (gasman) and Mike Motil (catch can). The team's crew chief is Tony Glover and the pit crew coach is Phil Horton.

2004 Winners of The McDonald's Drive-Thru Pit
Championship fueled by POWERade:


Daytona (2/15) Tony Stewart Team
Rockingham (2/22) Dale Earnhardt Jr. Team
Las Vegas (3/7) Kurt Busch Team
Atlanta (3/14) Robby Gordon Team
Darlington (3/21) Greg Biffle Team
Bristol (3/28) Sterling Marlin Team
Texas (4/4) Michael Waltrip Team
Martinsville (4/18) Kurt Busch Team
Talladega (4/25) Robby Gordon Team
California (5/2) Robby Gordon Team
Richmond (5/15) Dale Earnhardt Jr. Team
Charlotte (5/30) Jamie McMurray Team
Dover (6/6) Tony Stewart Team
Pocono (6/13) Casey Mears Team
Michigan (6/20) Elliott Sadler Team
Sonoma (6/27) Elliott Sadler Team
Daytona (7/3) Michael Waltrip Team
Chicago (7/11) Elliott Sadler Team
N. Hampshire (7/25) Kurt Busch Team
Pocono (8/1) Greg Biffle Team
Indianapolis (8/8) Elliott Sadler Team
Watkins Glen (8/15) Tony Stewart Team
Michigan (8/22) Greg Biffle Team
Bristol (8/28) Robby Gordon Team
California (9/5) Elliott Sadler Team
Richmond (9/11) Michael Waltrip Team
N. Hampshire (9/19) Sterling Marlin Team
Dover (9/26) Kurt Busch Team
Talladega (10/3) Dale Earnhardt Jr. Team
Kansas (10/10) Elliott Sadler Team
Charlotte (10/16) Elliott Sadler Team
Martinsville (10/24) Kevin Harvick Team
Atlanta (10/31) Ricky Rudd Team
Phoenix (11/7) Dale Earnhardt Jr. Team
Darlington (11/24) Jamie McMurray Team
Homestead (11/21) Sterling Marlin Team

Final Point Standings for NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Teams Competing in
The McDonald's Drive-Thru Pit Championship fueled by POWERADE:
Following Homestead (11/21); pit crew wins in parentheses.


Pos. Car# Pit Crew of Points Prize Money
1 20 Tony Stewart Team (3) 1262 60,000
2 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Team (4) 1258 80,000
3 38 Elliott Sadler Team (7) 1248 140,000
4 97 Kurt Busch Team (4) 1240 80,000
5 29 Kevin Harvick Team (1) 1222 20,000
6 15 Michael Waltrip Team (3) 1215 60,000
7 30 Jeff Burton Team 1214
8 42 Jamie McMurray Team (2) 1206 40,000
9 18 Bobby Labonte Team 1188
10 40 Sterling Marlin Team (3) 1168 60,000
11 88 Dale Jarrett Team 1159
12 01 Joe Nemechek Team 1158
13 31 Robby Gordon Team (4) 1146 80,000
14 21 Ricky Rudd Team (1) 1123 20,000
15 99 Carl Edwards Team 1116
16 16 Greg Biffle Team (3) 1113 60,000
17 41 Casey Mears Team (1) 1083 20,000
18 49 Ken Schrader Team 1055
19 43 Jeff Green Team 1041
20 0 Mike Bliss Team 992
21 45 Kyle Petty Team 972
22 50 Todd Bodine Team 768
23 09 James Finch Team (owner) 583
24 98 William Edwards (owner) 513
25 02 Hermie Sadler Team 429
26 89 Morgan Shepherd Team 362
27 1 DEI Team 240
28 72 Kirk Shelmerdine Team 217
29 80 Stanton Hoover (owner) 206
30 51 Kevin Lepage Team 146
31 14 John Andretti Team 131
32 91 Bill Elliott Team 128
33 00 Kenny Wallace Team 106
34 36 Boris Said Team 101
35 94 Stanton Barrett Team 100
36 11 J.J.Yeley Team 78
37 33 Kerry Earnhardt Team 77

How it Works
During each 2004 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup points event, the participating
team whose car spends the least amount of aggregate time off the
race track will be named the weekly winner of the McDonald's Drive-Thru
Pit Championship fueled by POWERADE, provided the team's driver takes
the green flag at the beginning of the event. A timing line at the
entrance and exit of pit road triggers the car's transponder and records
the total time spent off the race track.

The point distribution per race is: 43 for first place, descending
in increments of one.

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