Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Wilson Replaces Martin As Harvick's Crew Chief
Team owner Richard Childress said the change came at the request of Harvick.
“Kevin came to me after the Phoenix race a couple weeks ago and asked for a change in the leadership of his team for the 2012 season,” he said. “The expectations at RCR are to win championships, so the decision was made to move Shane Wilson to the No. 29 Budweiser/Rheem/Jimmy Johns program. Shane did a great job for RCR in the Nationwide Series when he first got here, and built on that success the past three seasons with our No. 33 Cheerios/Hamburger Helper team. We feel he will continue do a great job with the No. 29 team.”
Wilson and Harvick worked together in 2006, winning 10 races and recording 24 Top-5 and 31 Top-10 finishes en route to that season’s NASCAR Nationwide Series championship. The team’s 824-point margin of victory is a series record.
Further personnel changes within RCR’s competition department will be announced in the coming weeks.