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Crew Chief In 2019 Named

Post by HiddenHollow » Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:36 am

Now that Jeff Meendering has left SHR, has anyone heard who will be Cole's new crew chief?
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Post by HiddenHollow » Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:45 pm

Looks like Mike shiplett is going to be Cole's Crew Chief for 2019. I can't play the podcast since I'm not on Spotify.

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Post by HiddenHollow » Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:53 pm

Stewart Haas Racing names Mike Shiplett as Cole Custer’s crew chief

By Jerry Bonkowski | Feb 1, 2019, 3:49 PM EST

Stewart Haas Racing on Friday announced that NASCAR veteran Mike Shiplett has been named crew chief for the No. 00 Xfinity Series Ford and driver Cole Custer.

“I’m very excited to start here over at Stewart Haas Racing,” Shiplett said on the first-ever SHR Podcast. “There’s a lot of technology. I’ve been here a little over two weeks and I’m learning a lot of stuff.”

Shiplett became available when Chip Ganassi Racing shut down its 2019 Xfinity Series racing operation on Jan. 4.

“Yes, doors close, but fortunately opened up pretty quick thanks to (SHR president) Joe Custer,” Shiplett said. “Just putting our best foot forward and getting ready for the 2019 race season.

“The goal every week is to go and win races. I’ve been fortunate to have worked with a lot of young drivers and get them their first wins. I’m very proud of that.”

Shiplett takes over for Jeff Meendering, who was the 21-year-old Custer’s crew chief last season. Meendering has moved on to Joe Gibbs Racing for the upcoming Xfinity Series as crew chief for Brandon Jones.

“I’m looking forward to working with Cole and refining his talents, see where he needs help and just helping him in those areas so he can win multiple races each year,” Shiplett said.

Shiplett has served as a crew chief for 191 Xfinity Series races dating back to 2007, with 17 wins, 49 top-five and 83 top-10 finishes. Drivers he’s worked with include Kasey Kane, Elliott Sadler, Patrick Carpentier, Kyle Larson, Justin Marks, Brennan Poole, Alex Bowman, Tyler Reddick, Ross Chastain, Jamie McMurray and John Hunter Nemechek.

Shiplett also has 121 starts as a NASCAR Cup crew chief, with zero wins, three top-five and 15 top-10 finishes. Drivers he worked with include Terry Labonte, Mike Wallace, Reed Sorenson and A.J. Allmendinger.

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Re: Crew Chief In 2019 Named

Post by alenigma » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:44 pm

So sorry to see the 42 team fold, but this guy can giterdun! He should be quite an asset to SHR!
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