Tryson joins Penske as Busch's crew chief

VETERAN CREW CHIEF PAT TRYSON NAMED TO LEAD ...

VETERAN CREW CHIEF PAT TRYSON NAMED TO LEAD #2 MILLER LITE TEAM AND CHAMPION KURT BUSCH

MOORESVILLE, NC -- Penske Racing announced today that Pat Tryson will become crew chief effective immediately of the #2 Miller Lite Dodge driven by Kurt Busch. Tryson replaces Troy Raker who has served as interim crew chief of the team since Texas. Troy will return to his previous role within the Penske engineering department.

Tryson, a 10-year veteran NASCAR NEXTEL Cup crew chief, led Mark Martin to the Chase for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup in each of the last three seasons while working for Roush Fenway Racing. Most recently, he served as crew chief for Greg Biffle and the No. 16 team.

"I'm really looking forward to getting back to the races," said Tryson. "Working with Kurt and the Penske organization is a great opportunity and I'm confident that we can accomplish great things together."

"We have been knocking at the door and I think Pat can really help take us to the next level," said Kurt Busch. "Troy has done a great job filling in for Roy McCauley and I think Pat's presence will add even more depth to our Team."

"Pat is a racer who is well respected in the garage area and we look forward to the experience and leadership he will provide to the No. 2 team," said Tim Cindric, President of Penske Performance, Inc. "Competing for championships is our goal and Pat's proven that he has the ability to get top level teams and drivers into the Chase. He will be a true asset to our company as we continue to build for our future."

-credit: pr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Greg Biffle , Kurt Busch , Mark Martin
Teams Team Penske , Roush Fenway Racing