Richard Childress Racing Swap XFINITY Crew Chiefsby Kyle Pokrefky June 24, 2015 0 comments
WELCOME, N.C. — Ahead of an off week for the NASCAR XFINITY Series, Richard Childress Racing has performed a crew chief swap between two of their full-time teams.
Nick Harrison, crew chief of the organization’s No. 33 team, will trade seats with Danny Stockman, crew chief of the No. 3 team, ahead of July 4th’s Subway Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway.
Through 14 races this season, Ty Dillon, driver of the No. 3 Chevrolet, currently sits second in the drivers standings – 29 points behind leader Chris Buescher – while the No. 33 team presently sits third in the owners standings – 55 points behind Team Penske’s leading No. 22 team.
Harrison has visited victory lane twice this year with driver Austin Dillon with victories coming at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway. Stockman and Ty Dillon were yet to visit victory lane this season.
“Like many teams this time of year, we are making some mid-season personnel changes to improve the overall performance of our teams this season,” Richard Childress, Chairman and CEO of Richard Childress Racing, said in a statement released on rcrracing.com. “This will also give us an opportunity to get an early look at what our personnel lineup might look like for the 2016 season.”
Serving as crew chief for RCR’s No. 33 team since late-2013, Harrison has four career victories as a crew chief within the XFINITY Series with Austin Dillon, Paul Menard and Kurt Busch.
Harrison also has a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win with Austin Dillon in 2014, having won with the 2011 champion at Pocono Raceway for RCR.
Stockman served as Austin Dillon’s championship-winning crew chief in the Camping World Truck Series in 2011 and has two wins to his credit in that series.
In the XFINITY Series, Stockman has three victories – two with Austin Dillon in 2012 and one with Ty Dillon in 2014.
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