Todd Parrott takes over as competition director for NXS program.
Todd Parrott has been named XFINITY Series competition director for Richard Childress Racing.
The 1999 Sprint Cup Championship crew chief has 31 wins, 23 poles, 144 top-five and 230 top-10 finishes in 606 starts. Over 19 Cup seasons, Parrott led teams to six finishes among the top five in the point standings.
Parrott most recently oversaw the No. 36 team with Reed Sorenson at Tommy Baldwin Racing. The 50-year-old second-generation crew chief starts his new post on Monday.
They already have a solid program and it's now up to me to take the ball and run with it for next year.
"This is an incredible opportunity for me and I am looking forward to working with RCR's XFINITY Series drivers, crew chiefs, Dr. (Eric) Warren and everyone involved with the team," Parrott said. "I have known Richard Childress and Mike Dillon for many years and our families go back a long time.
"They already have a solid program and it's now up to me to take the ball and run with it for next year. I'm looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead, winning several races and adding another championship for the organization."
A new challenge
Parrott will oversee the four XFINITY teams piloted by Ty Dillon, Brian Scott, Brendan Gaughan and a multi-racer squad with Paul Menard, Austin Dillon and drivers to be named. Parrott is particularly renowned for his speedway programs which will complement the Earnhardt Childress Racing engine packages nicely.
Warren, RCR’s director of competition, raced alongside Parrott at Richard Petty Motorsports before his current position.
"I worked with Todd Parrott for several years at a prior team and I have never met a more passionate person when it comes to working hard and winning races," Warren said. "Todd is organized and has great instincts about how to get performance out of both cars and teams. He is a proven winner with championship talent and has always overachieved with every team for whom he's worked."