BUSCH: No. 44 crew chief named

Gic Mixon Motorsports hires new crew chief; Ron Drake to lead crew. BAKERSFIELD, CA--GIC Mixon Motorsports announced today the release of its Busch Series crew chief of the No. 44 FanZCar, Ted Kennedy. Kennedy was released by car owner James ...

Gic Mixon Motorsports hires new crew chief; Ron Drake to lead crew.

BAKERSFIELD, CA--GIC Mixon Motorsports announced today the release of its Busch Series crew chief of the No. 44 FanZCar, Ted Kennedy. Kennedy was released by car owner James Whitener immediately following the Aarons' 312 in Atlanta, GA.

Ron Drake has been named crew chief for the No. 44 car. Drake will be crew chief for all races until the end of the season including the Bashas' Supermarkets 200 in Phoenix; the Target House 200 in Rockingham, NC; and the Ford 300 in Homestead, FL. The team will reevaluate the situation at the conclusion of the season.

"I felt like the team was in a rut," stated team owner James Whitener. "I wasn't happy with the performance and I feel like the team needs to go in a different direction."

Drake was hired by GIC Mixon Motorsports in early October as car chief and chassis specialist. Prior to the Little Trees 300 in Charlotte, Drake had been working with the No. 26 car in the NASCAR Busch Series. In addition, Drake was crew chief for the No. 00 car for part of the 2003 NASCAR Busch Series season.

The FanZCar driver, Mike Harmon, finished 30th in the Aaron's 312, and is currently 22nd in NBS driver points.

GIC Motorsports is owned by James Whitener and sponsored by The FanZCar. The FanZCar is the first endeavor of SS Racing operated by its two founding partners, Scott Stricker and Eric Say. The team fields the No. 44 FanZCar Chevrolet Monte Carlo for NASCAR Busch Series races. For more information on how to participate in The FanZCar program log on to www.thefanzcar.com, or call 1-866-512-8764.

-gicm-

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Mike Harmon