Akins Motorsports Restructures with Release of Crew Chief

Mooresville, N.C. -- Akins Motorsports, in evaluating its performance in 2004 and looking to field two teams in 2005, is doing some internal restructuring. Changes include the recent release of Paul Andrews who served as crew chief of the No. 38 Great Clips team with driver Kasey Kahne.

"Due to the changing level of competition and the financial demands in the Busch Series, we are forced to due some restructuring which comes with the release of Paul Andrews," said Akins Motorsports owner and general manager, Doug Stringer. "Paul's efforts and assistance have been greatly appreciated by Akins Motorsports.

"There will be an announcement in the near future as to who the successor will be."

Andrews joined Akins Motorsports in April of 2004. He recorded 13 top 10's and eight top five's.

Akins Motorsports will continue to run the No. 38 Great Clips car with driving duties shared by Kahne and USAC Silver Crown talent, Tyler Walker. In addition, Akins Motorsports has added the No. 58 Serta Matress/Hickory Farms team with driver Brent Sherman who finished second in 2004 ARCA points. Both teams will compete in the full 35-race NASCAR Busch Series schedule.