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Danica gets new Car Chief

Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:05 pm

After 13 seasons with Roush Fenway Racing in a variety of roles, Todd Zeigler was looking for a new challenge. The 39-year-old native of Albion, Ind., joined Stewart-Haas Racing as the new car chief for #10-Danica Patrick on Tuesday. Zeigler will oversee the crew and supervise the setup of the car. He will report to Greg Zipadelli, who is serving as the interim crew chief this season along with his duties as competition director. A full-time crew chief is expected to be named later this year. Zeigler started as a tire changer with Roush Fenway Racing in 1998 and served as car chief for Mark Martin, Jeff Burton and Jamie McMurray. Most recently he worked as the shop foreman with the #16 team after opting to get off the road crew. After Mike Lingerfelt was injured, Zeigler was asked to substitute and found himself going over the wall again. At the end of the 2011 season, Zeigler was asked to help rebuild the #16 team with driver Greg Biffle. He declined. The prospect for working with Stewart, NASCAR's reigning Sprint Cup champ, was too tempting

From Jayski

Re: Danica gets new Car Chief

Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:21 pm

Well I'd like to say seeing his resume Iam somewhat concerned if he's qualified enough to be in charge of her car and crew. His resume' stating he crewed cars for McMurry and Martin--how long ago--and then for some time working in the garage area untill recently--C'mon? Course Zippy will be watching over him as Crew chief so guess we'll see soon enough as Daytona not far away now and testing in a week or so? cant wait. 8-)
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