Sterling Marlin may not have been a contender for a NASCAR Nextel Cup victory on the track for several months now, but his #40 Chip Ganassi Racing pit crew proved their winning pedigree during Sunday's Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire.

Marlin's crew claimed their second McDonald's Drive-Thru Pit Championship fuelled by POWERade award, and the $20,000 weekly prize.

In the McDonald's/POWERade point standings, Elliott Sadler's pit crew remains in the lead and the chase for the $200,000 bonus which will go to the season champion.

After 27 races, Sadler's crew enjoys a 26-point lead -- 977 to 951 -- over the pit crew for Dale Earnhardt Jr. Kevin Harvick's crew, a non-winner so far in 2004, is third with 937 points.

Marlin's #40 Coors Light Dodge spent the least amount of time on pit road in New Hampshire - 169.138 seconds. Michael Waltrip's #15 NAPA Chevrolet came in second with a time of 172.124. Harvick's #29 Goodwrench Chevy was third at 180.261.

"The Coors Light crew did a great job getting me in and out of the pits," said Marlin. "The guys work hard week in and week out and I am proud of them for winning the McDonald's/POWERade pit crew competition this past weekend."

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

Marlin's crew lie in a tie for 12th position in the overall standings with Joe Nemechek's #01 MB2 Motorsports team.