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National Guard/GMAC team gets Pit Crew Challenge win at Daytona

CONCORD, N.C. (July 10, 2007) - Casey Mears’ over-the-wall crew captured its first Checkers/Rally’s Double Drive-Thru Challenge win of the season by taking top honors in Saturday night’s NASCAR NEXTEL Cup race at Daytona International Speedway.

The No. 25 National Guard/GMAC team spent 132.049 seconds on pit lane. The crew will be awarded $11,000 by Checkers/Rally’s for winning the weekly competition.

“Our No. 25 National Guard/GMAC pit crew gets the job done week in and week out, and it’s great to see them recognized for their efforts as winners of the Checkers/Rally’s Double Driver-Thru Challenge,” said Mears. “They are very deserving of this award and hopefully we can win a few more this year, too.”

Mears’ crew is the 10th different team to win the pit crew competition this season.

The No. 25 Hendrick Motorsports team is made up of: Jason Hunt (jackman), Ben Fischbeck (front-tire carrier), Tony Hamm (front-tire changer), Matt Myers (rear-tire carrier), Chuck Efaw (rear-tire changer), Chris Fasulka (gasman), Chris Hamilton (catch can) and Jim Jenkins (eighth-man).

The team’s pit crew coach is Mark Mauldin.

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.

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