JR Motorsports interim crew chief named

JR Motorsports Names Interim Crew Chief for No. 5 Nationwide Team MOORESVILLE, N.C. - JR Motorsports announced today that Cam Strader will assume crew chief duties for the No. 5 NASCAR Nationwide Series team starting this weekend at O'Reilly ...

JR Motorsports Names Interim Crew Chief for No. 5 Nationwide Team

MOORESVILLE, N.C. - JR Motorsports announced today that Cam Strader will assume crew chief duties for the No. 5 NASCAR Nationwide Series team starting this weekend at O'Reilly Raceway Park. He replaces Chad Walter, who has resigned.

Strader, car chief for the team since 2006, will serve in an interim capacity until a permanent replacement has been determined.

"We have complete faith in Cam Strader's abilities to continue the momentum the No. 5 team has gained in last two months," said Kelley Earnhardt, vice president and general manager of JR Motorsports. "We appreciate what Chad has brought to this company, and wish him the very best."

Strader, 28, is from Wilson, N.C. He joined Hendrick Motorsports in 2003 and came to JR Motorsports when the companies merged Nationwide Series operations following the 2007 season.

The No. 5 team competes full-time in the Nationwide Series with multiple drivers, including Landon Cassill, Mark Martin, Jimmie Johnson, Adrian Fernandez, Ron Fellows, and team owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. Cassill will drive the No. 5 Chevrolet Saturday night in the Kroger 200 at O'Reilly Raceway Park in Indianapolis, Ind.

- credit: jrm

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Ron Fellows , Jimmie Johnson , Cam Strader , Landon Cassill , Mark Martin
Teams Hendrick Motorsports , JR Motorsports