RWI RACING MAKES KEY COMPETITION PERSONNEL CHANGES Steve Darne to Replace Crew Chief Bryant Frazier on an Interim Basis MOORESVILLE, NC (July 16, 2007)--Officials of RWI Racing, LLC announced late this afternoon that Steve Darne, the team's...
RWI RACING MAKES KEY COMPETITION PERSONNEL CHANGES
Steve Darne to Replace Crew Chief Bryant Frazier on an Interim Basis
MOORESVILLE, NC (July 16, 2007)--Officials of RWI Racing, LLC announced late this afternoon that Steve Darne, the team's NASCAR Busch East Series crew chief and former NASCAR Busch Series car chief, will replace Bryant Frazier on an interim basis, as crew chief for the team's Busch Series effort driven by Steve Wallace. The organization plans to announce a permanent replacement for Frazier at a later date.
Darne, a Virginia native, is no stranger to racing success when teamed with Wallace. Together, the duo dominated the ARCA RE/MAX Series in 2006, earning three wins, four poles and the season-long pole award, despite attempting only one-third of the races. In addition, Darne and NEXTEL Cup driver David Stremme lapped the field en route to victory in an RWI Racing Dodge at the 2006 ARCA event at Michigan.
Noted RWI Racing team owner, Rusty Wallace, "Bryant has done a good job for our team over the past two years, but it was just time for us to make a change. This is a performance-based business and unfortunately this year, we just haven't seen the level of performance that we'd like to have. We owe it to our sponsor, HomeLife Communities and its CEO Jon Been, to our fans and to our driver, Steve Wallace, to put cars on the track every week that are competitive on a consistent basis. We are currently speaking with several candidates for the crew chief role and hope to make an announcement very soon. In the meantime, I have complete confidence in the job that Steve Darne will do for our team. He has stepped in and filled this role before and did a great job. I'm looking forward to improving our team's performance in the second half of the year. I have a lot of respect for Bryant Frazier and wish him nothing but the best."