Richard Childress Racing’s Jeff Burton and Richard Petty Motorsports’s Marcos Ambrose will have new crew chiefs in 2013.
Richard Petty Motorsports has swapped crew chiefs and crews for its No. 9 and No. 43 Sprint Cup Series entries driven by Marcos Ambrose and Aric Almirola, respectively.
Richard Petty Motorsports has hired Mike Ford, former crew chief of Denny Hamlin’s No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, to serve in the same role for the team’s No. 43 Ford and driver Aric Almirola. He replaces Greg Erwin.
Joe Gibbs Racing has released crew chief Greg Zipadelli. He will join Stewart Haas Racing as competition director.
Joe Gibbs Racing has announced that Sprint Cup champion crew chief Darian Grubb will serve as crew chief for Denny Hamlin and the No. 11 FedEx Toyota Camry in 2012.
Denny Hamlin stuck by his crew chief when asked about their relationship during a NASCAR video conference. In a season that many thought he would contend for the Sprint Cup championship, Hamlin has struggled mightily.
One things is apparent in the fines given to Joe Gibbs Racing after the team was found to be using unapproved oil pans: NASCAR is getting soft.
NASCAR announced that Joe Gibbs Racing’s Nos. 11, 18, and 20 teams have been penalized for rules violations found before the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400.
Rumor has it that a crew chief swap is imminent at Joe Gibbs Racing due to a dismal start to the season for Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano. The swap would send crew chief Mike Ford to the No. 20 team, and Greg Zipadelli to the No. 11 team.