Peterson joins Entrance Row as McDowell’s crew chief – EAST AUTO NEWS

Peterson joins Entrance Row as McDowell’s crew chief

Entrance Row Motorsports has employed Travis Peterson to be Michael McDowell’s crew chief subsequent season whereas a choice continues to be to be made on who will lead the No. 38 workforce.

Peterson joins the group and McDowell’s No. 34 workforce after serving as a race engineer at RFK Racing for the final 5 seasons. Previous to that, Peterson hung out in the identical position at Hendrick Motorsports and JR Motorsports.

“I feel there are lots of people within the NASCAR storage who’re noticing what Entrance Row Motorsports has completed with the brand new automobile and their truck program,” stated Peterson. “This is a chance to return right into a successful and championship group and assist take that subsequent step of getting extra wins within the Cup Sequence and be within the Playoffs. I’m able to get to work. I’ve all the time had the aim of changing into a crew chief and now I’m able to benefit from the chance.”

Peterson fills the void left by Blake Harris, who was employed by Hendrick Motorsports because the crew chief for Alex Bowman.

McDowell goes into the 2023 NASCAR Cup Sequence season off a profession yr when he earned 12 top-10 finishes and two top-five finishes on his method to ending twenty third within the standings.

McDowell led the NASCAR Cup Sequence with whole laps accomplished in 2022 at 9,380. Newly-crowned champion Joey Logano was second to McDowell with 9,293 laps accomplished.

Entrance Row additionally introduced that Ryan Bergenty, who served because the No. 34 workforce’s automobile chief, has been promoted to efficiency director. Bergenty will oversee all physique and chassis meeting whereas working with the crew chiefs on the automobile builds for every race weekend.

There may even be a brand new crew chief on the No. 38 workforce, which is anticipated to stay working with Todd Gilliland. Nonetheless, that will probably be introduced at a later date. Seth Barbour has been named the technical director at Entrance Row Motorsports and can oversee all observe engineering and automobile preparation.

“The previous two seasons Entrance Row Motorsports has seen success and we’re taking the following steps ahead,” stated Jerry Freeze, Basic Supervisor, Entrance Row Motorsports. “We all know that Travis is an individual that may instantly are available, take the baton, and proceed to maneuver the No. 34 workforce to the entrance. We additionally made a number of modifications internally to assist with automobile preparation and engineering for all our race automobiles and vans.

“Our remaining piece is discovering a brand new chief for the No. 38 workforce. We’re assured that with these modifications that we’ll be even higher subsequent season.”

Peterson joins Entrance Row as McDowell’s crew chief – EAST AUTO NEWS


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