Richard Childress Racing has assigned industry veteran and longtime RCR crew chief Gil Martin as its Competition Director for the NASCAR XFINITY Series, effective immediately.
"Gil has been in this role before with RCR and we are confident he will do as solid a job as he did before," said Dr. Eric Warren, Director of Competition for RCR. "Gil has a tradition of success with this team and his leadership role with our XFINITY Series program will make our four teams even stronger."
Martin, formerly crew chief of the No. 3 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team and Director of Research & Development, has been with RCR since 2000. He is among a select group of crew chiefs that have won races in NASCAR's Sprint Cup, XFINITY and Camping World Truck Series. Martin guided the No. 2 XFINITY Series team with driver Clint Bowyer to the 2005 XFINITY Series driver championship.
"This is an exciting time for our XFINITY Series teams and I'm looking forward to building on our success," Martin said. "Richard has invested significant resources into our XFINITY Series program and we've brought in a lot of talented individuals. I'm grateful for the opportunity to lead this group and I'm looking forward to the challenge."
Martin, 55, is a native of Nashville, Tenn., and currently resides in Concord, N.C. He will report to Warren.