Hennessey, OK - Everyone in racing knows that chemistry is the key when it comes to building a successful race team. For the Morgan/Dollar Motorsports team they believe that they have found the correct mixture for success after an extensive...
Hennessey, OK - Everyone in racing knows that chemistry is the key when it comes to building a successful race team. For the Morgan/Dollar Motorsports team they believe that they have found the correct mixture for success after an extensive search for a permanent crew chief. The team proudly announced the hiring of Danny Gill as the new crew chief for the Acxiom/Computer Associates Chevrolet in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series on Monday.
Gill joins the team with experience at the sport's top levels. Gill started the 2000 season as crew chief for truck series driver, Joe Ruttman, helping lead the team to three consecutive poles and a win - in only four starts. In July, Gill moved on to assume the crew chief role for the Winston Cup #4 Kodak Chevrolet driven by Bobby Hamilton. Hamilton had one top-ten finish in 13 starts with Gill at the helm. Gill finished the last three events of the 2000 season with Andy Petree Racing and driver Joe Nemechek as crew chief of the #33 Winston Cup Series entry.
"I'm really excited about joining the Morgan/Dollar Motorsports team and getting the chance to work with an experienced driver like Dennis Setzer," Gill stated. "This team has already shown that they can run in the front, and if it was not for some bad luck this season they would be right in the mix for the championship. I think that Dennis and I will work well together and I'm looking forward to what's to come from the relationship with Morgan/Dollar Motorsports."
Morgan/Dollar Motorsports has been conducting an extensive crew chief search since the series third race of the year at the Mesa Marin Raceway. The team started the 2001 season with veteran crew chief Bill Ingle at the helm, but after only two races the team parted ways with Ingle. TKO Motorsports crew chief Todd Myers filled in for the team on an interim basis.
"The open schedule at this point of the season has allowed us to conduct an extensive search for a qualified crew chief," said team owner, David Dollar. "There were a number of talented guys we were looking at and luckily because of the great deal of time we had between races, we had the opportunity to bring Danny to our headquarters in Oklahoma. He is a very dynamic guy with a leadership style that fits what we were looking for. Everyone involved is very excited about working with him. I think it's going to be a productive relationship and expect great things from the combination of Setzer and Gill."
Gill will join the team for the first time May 4th through the 6th at the Gateway International Raceway for the Ram Tough 200 presented by Pepsi. This will certainly be a team that will be a contender for the remainder of the 2001 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season. Look for the #46 Acxiom/Computer Associates Chevrolet to pace the field right away in St. Louis.