JR Motorsports director of competition Ryan Pemberton will serve as interim crew chief for the No. 7 GoDaddy.com team and driver Danica Patrick this weekend in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Kentucky Speedway. General manager Kelley Earnhardt-Miller made that announcement today, adding that a crew chief beyond this weekend has not been determined.
Pemberton started work at JR Motorsports this week, becoming only the second
director of competition since the company opened the position in 2007. In that role, Pemberton oversees car
development and personnel management for the No. 88 and No. 7 Nationwide Series
Pemberton’s selection as interim crew chief for this weekend's race comes on
the heels of yesterday’s announcement that Tony Eury Jr., formerly crew chief
for Patrick and the No. 7 team, is no longer with the company.