Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Parrott Out, Ebert New Almirola Crew Chief

Richard Petty Motorsports has terminated crew chief Todd Parrott, in the aftermath of his indefinite suspension from NASCAR for a failed substance abuse test. 

The organization announced today that Greg Ebert will serve as interim crew chief for the No. 43 Ford and driver Aric Almirola, beginning this weekend at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. Ebert will remain atop the pit box on an interim basis for the remainder of the season. 

Ebert has served as car chief of the No. 43 Ford for the past two seasons and has been a car chief with RPM since its inception. Before joining RPM, Ebert spent nine years at Roush Fenway Racing serving the last five of those seasons as the car chief for Matt Kenseth. 

"We are confident in Greg's leadership abilities and we will give him the resources he needs to be successful," explained Sammy Johns, Vice President of Operations and Competition. "He is very familiar with our race program and gives us a more seamless transition. More importantly, he gives Aric the best opportunity to finish the season strong."

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