Circle-Sport Leavine Family Racing announced on Wednesday that veteran NASCAR crew chief Todd Parrott has taken over the full-time crew chief role of the No. 95 team for the remainder of 2016.
Parrott has 626 career starts as a Sprint Cup crew chief, accumulating 31 victories, 144 top five finishes and 233 top 10s. Much of his success came in the late 20th century atop the pit box for Dale Jarrett scoring 26 victories between 1996 and 2002, capturing the 1999 championship.
“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,” Jeremy Lange, VP of CSLFR 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 our growing team.”
Parrott’s last victory in the Cup Series came at Watkins Glen in 2012 with road course ace Marcos Ambrose. His last full-time gig was with Reed Sorenson in 2014 at Tommy Baldwin Racing.
In five starts at crew chief this season with Dillon, Parrott has led the No. 95 team to a best finish of 20th in early April.
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