Roush Fenway Racing's Xfinity teams get new crew chiefs

Both of Roush Fenway Racing’s fulltime NASCAR Xfinity Series teams will have new crew chiefs in 2016.

Team officials confirmed Thursday that Matt Puccia, who served as driver Greg Biffle’s crew chief in the Sprint Cup Series this season, will be the new crew chief for Xfinity Series driver Darrell Wallace Jr. in 2016

Motorsport.com first reported Brian Pattie replacing Puccia as crew chief on Biffle’s Cup team in October.

In addition, Phil Gould, who spent this past season as crew chief for Elliott Sadler, will take over the same role for driver Ryan Reed in the Xfinity Series. Sadler has since moved to JR Motorsports.

In his first full season in Xfinity, Wallace finished seventh in the series standings, with one pole and three top-five and 14 top-10 finishes in 33 races. His best finish was third at Chicagoland.

Reed, in his second full season in the series, won the season opener at Daytona – his only top-10 finish of the season – and finished 10th in the series standings.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Ryan Reed , Darrell Wallace Jr.
Teams Roush Fenway Racing
Article type Breaking news
Tags crew chief, matt puccia, phil gould, rfr