Roush Fenway Racing has announced that Jimmy Fennig will become crew chief of the No. 99 Ford, driven by Carl Edwards, in 2013. Scott Graves will become crew chief of the No. 17 Ford, driven by Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Team owner Jack Roush said:
We are excited about this change on both fronts. Pairing two highly successful veterans like Carl and Jimmy should be quite a matchup and it is our expectation based on what Jimmy has been able to accomplish with many high profile drivers, that it will provide the spark to get the #99 program and Carl back into championship form. However, we are particularly excited about teaming up Scott Graves and Ricky. Through his extensive research and development work, Scott has an excellent understanding of the new 2013 body style. In his short time as a crew chief he has demonstrated a cunning knack as a leader on the pit box and he is going to be a great match for Ricky as he makes his move upwards into the Sprint Cup ranks.
Fennig will replace Chad Norris, who took over the reigns when Bob Osborne stepped down due to health issues. Norris will move to the No. 60 Nationwide Series team.
Graves has been working as Carl Edwards’ team engineer.