Concord, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Richard Petty Motorsports revealed on
Tuesday that crew chief Todd Parrott is no longer with the team after he was
indefinitely suspended for violating NASCAR's substance abuse policy.
Greg Ebert will serve as the interim crew chief for RPM's No. 43 Ford, driven
by Aric Almirola, beginning with this weekend's race at Martinsville Speedway.
Ebert had been in the role of car chief for team. He spent nine years at Roush
Fenway Racing, serving his last five seasons there as the car chief for Matt
"We are confident in Greg's leadership abilities, and we will give him the
resources he needs to be successful," Sammy Johns, RPM's vice president of
operations and competition, said in a team statement. "He is very familiar
with our race program and gives us a more seamless transition. More
importantly, he gives Aric the best opportunity to finish the season strong."
NASCAR placed Parrott on suspension last Thursday. He had been Almirola's crew
chief since September 2012. In 1999, Parrott won the Cup Series championship
with driver Dale Jarrett when they were both at Robert Yates Racing. Parrott
also guided Jarrett to victories in the Daytona 500 in 1996 and 2000.
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