MB2 Motorsports Names Randolph Crew Chief For Marlin's No. 14 Team
Randolph will also assume crew chief duties of No. 10 team for final two races
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Nov. 7, 2005) -- MB2 Motorsports announced that Doug Randolph will be the crew chief for the team's No. 14 Chevrolet, which will be driven by Sterling Marlin in 2006.
MB2 also announced that Randolph will replace Rodney Childers as crew chief of Scott Riggs' No. 10 Valvoline team for the remaining two races of 2005. MB2's No. 10 will change to No. 14 next season.
Randolph joined MB2 following the 2003 season as crew chief for Riggs' Chevrolet. He held that post until June of this year when he was named race coordinator and driver development manager.
As MB2's driver development manager, Randolph worked closely with 20-year-old Kraig Kinser and directed the sprint car racer to a pair of strong performances in the ARCA RE/MAX Series. Kinser won the Talladega race from the pole in October and finished eighth at Michigan in August.
"Doug is a valuable asset to our organization," said Jay Frye, MB2's CEO and general manager. "He is not only a talented individual, but a team player. He and Sterling are looking forward to working with each other. They are proud Tennesseans."
Randolph has Tennessee roots, just as Marlin does (Columbia, Tenn.). He was raised in Morristown, Tenn. and earned a bachelor of science degree in wildlife and fisheries biology in 1988 from the University of Tennessee.
"Personally, this is a great opportunity to work with a savvy pro like Sterling," said Randolph. "His knowledge, driving ability and personality will play a valuable role in our quest of being a weekly contender in the Nextel Cup Series. I know Sterling well and look forward to working with him again. I was a mechanic on his team in 1991 and 1992 when he drove for Junior Johnson."
Marlin, who recently inked a multiyear agreement with MB2, said his enthusiasm is at a new high.
"Everything is falling into place and the excitement I feel about this team is incredible," said Marlin. "I've known Doug for many years and after visiting with him recently it was apparent that we're going to have a good working chemistry. We share a Tennessee heritage and it's going to be fun. I can't wait to get started."
Randolph, 40, has been working full-time as a crew person in NASCAR since 1988. His first crew chief assignment was in 2000 for Dave Blaney at Bill Davis Racing.
He also had crew chief stints with Jimmy Spencer at Chip Ganassi Racing (2002) and with Riggs at ppc Racing (2003 Busch Series) before joining MB2 for the 2004 season.