NASCAR Cup: Todd Parrott regular crew chief for Circle Sport-Leavine Family Racing
Circle Sport-Leavine Family Racing Racing driver Michael McDowell
By AMANDA VINCENT
Todd Parrott will be the crew chief on the No. 95 Circle Sport-Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet team for all the races remaining in the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, according to an announcement from the race team on Thursday. Previously, Parrott was only atop the No. 95 pit box as crew chief when Ty Dillon was in the car, through a deal with Richard Childress Racing.
“Todd brings a depth of knowledge to our team, and I’m excited to have him on top of the pit box at all of our races for the remainder of 2016,” Circle Sport-Leavine Family Racing Vice President Jeremy Lange said. “Todd has been calling the races while Ty Dillon has been in the car, and we’re pleased to be able to continue our alliance with Richard Childress Racing and use their resources to help grow our team.”
Michael McDowell has been the driver of the No. 95 for the bulk of the races this season, and Dave Winston has been crew chief for those races. Wilson, though, has been moved to a race engineer role within the CSLFR organization.
Parrott is a veteran crew chief with more than 20 years of experience as a crew chief at the Cup level. That experience includes a Winston (now-Sprint) Cup championship with Dale Jarrett as driver at Robert Yates Racing in 1999.
Dillon has been in the No. 95 for six races this season with Parrot atop the pit box. His best finish in those races was a 20th-place showing at Texas Motor Speedway near Fort Worth.