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SHR Hires Car Chief For No. 10 Team, Patrick

[1]Stewart Haas Racing has hired long-time Roush Fenway Racing employee Todd Zeigler to serve as car chief for the No. 10 GoDaddy.com Sprint Cup Chevy that will be driven by Danica Patrick on a part-time basis in 2012. Ziegler will report to new competition director Greg Zipadelli. He will be in charge of the crew and setup of the car.

Zeigler was offered the chance to help rebuild the No. 16 RFR team with driver Greg Biffle, but he declined to take the position with SHR.

Zeigler said:

This opportunity came up and it seemed perfect for me. I went to Stewart-Haas with an open mind and everyone was so welcoming. I’ve never been treated like that before. I feel their enthusiasm and with Danica just starting out in Sprint Cup the timing was right. … I haven’t met her yet, but she’s made great strides over the last year. It’s going to be great for the sport. I’m really excited to get started.