NASCAR Cup: Matt Borland gets head start on 2017
Matt Borland (right) with driver Ryan Newman during a test at Charlotte Motor Speedway in December 2012 (photo courtesy of Getty Images for NASCAR).
By AMANDA VINCENT
Recenty, Richard Childress Racing announced that Matt Borland was returning to a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series crew chief role in 2017, assuming the position on RCR’s No. 27 Chevrolet team that has Paul Menard as its driver. Borland is going to get a head start on his return to crew chiefing by calling the shots for Ty Dillon and the No. 95 Circle Sport-Leavine Family Racing Chevy team in Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 Sprint Cup season-finale. Dillon is a full-time driver for Richard Childress Racing in the Xfinity Series who has raced a partial Cup schedule for Circle Sport-Leavine this season.
Circle Sport-Leavine Family Racing has a technical alliance with Richard Childress Racing.
Dillon also is expected to go Sprint Cup racing full-time next season but no official announcement regarding a full-time Cup ride for Dillon next season has come from RCR or any other Sprint Cup Series team.
Todd Parrott, who has been the crew chief on the No. 95 team this season will move over the No. 59 entry CSLFR fields sparingly. Michael McDowell, the driver who has run the No. 95 in most of the Sprint Cup races this season, also will move over to the No. 59 at Homestead.