Eddie Sharp Racing confirmed today what Sirius Speedway first reported last Thursday; that veteran crew chief Jerry Baxter will join the team to compete for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship with driver Cale Gale next season. With 20 years of experience in the motorsports industry, the San Diego, Calif., native will lead the No. 33 Rheem Chevrolet Silverado team.
After spending the last few years working with young drivers at Michael Waltrip Racing and Pastrana Waltrip Racing, Baxter will join Eddie Sharp Racing on January 1, 2012. He has previously worked with a roster of drivers that included David Reutimann, Scott Speed, Trevor Bayne, and Ryan Truex.
“I’m really looking forward to this season,” said Baxter. “It’s another challenge with another young driver, and I think it will be a lot of fun. Cale is a great guy.”
“I’m very excited to have Jerry on-board for the 2012 season,” said team owner Eddie Sharp. “He’s a veteran crew chief and has the ability to bring a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience to our team. His enthusiasm for the job has everyone else excited for the upcoming season, and I can’t wait to see what he and Cale are able to achieve in the No. 33 Rheem Chevy Silverado.”