SHR announces that it will swap crew chiefs and road crews between its Nos. 10 and 41 teams beginning with the AAA Texas 500 race weekend Oct. 31-Nov. 2 at Texas Motor Speedway. Crew chief Tony Gibson will move from the No. 10 team of Patrick to the No. 41 team of Busch. Crew chief Daniel Knost will move from the No. 41 team to serve as the interim crew chief for Patrick and the No. 10 team. The road crews assembled by each crew chief will also make the swap. However, the pit crews for each respective team will not be moved.
“We made this change to evaluate our program and to get a head start on 2015,” Zipadelli said. “With the ban on testing next year, the last three races of this season take on even greater importance. For Tony Gibson and Kurt, they’ll get three races together that will provide direction for next year. And for Daniel Knost and Danica, this is an opportunity for them develop a rapport that could potentially continue into 2015.”