A familiar face will be atop the No. 47 JTG Daugherty pit box this weekend as veteran crew chief Todd Parrott lends his expertise to the team.
AJ Allmendinger, who is currently 23rd in the Sprint Cup point standings, has struggled to get up to speed this season. Since March, the No. 47 Chevy has earned just one top-10 finish.
“We’ve got Todd Parrott helping us out,” JTG Daugherty Racing owner Tad Geschickter said. “He’s a part of the Childress (Richard Childress Racing) alliance and provides an extra resource to help us improve on the last seven races.”
JTGD has enjoyed a technical relationship with RCR over the last two seasons. Parrott starting working out of the No. 47 shop last week.
In 21 years as a crew chief, Parrott has won 31 races, 23 poles and led Dale Jarrett to the 1999 NASCAR championship. Most recently, he worked as the interim crew chief for Ryan Newman and the No. 31 team and led Ty Dillon and Brian Scott on the No. 33 Chevy team.
“We want JTG Daugherty Racing to succeed,” Parrott said. “RCR has a great partnership with the team. With the alliance, it makes sense for me to help out and I want to. There are some really good people at JTG Daugherty Racing that work really hard and I know AJ is a passionate guy capable of winning races.”
JTGD has enjoyed a technical relationship with RCR over the last two seasons.
Brian Burns replaced Frank Kerr on the No. 47 team with four races remaining in the 2011 season. He will continue on as crew chief for now.
“I’m 100 percent with JTG Daugherty Racing and making our cars better,” Burns said. “Richard Childress is willing to do what it takes to help us get stronger. He’s volunteered Todd’s experience and knowledge to work with us and help us identify some weak areas so we can get stronger.”