Don Schumacher responds to rumors

DON SCHUMACHER RESPONDS TO RUMORS CHICAGO, Ill. (June 14, 2005) - Multi-team owner Don Schumacher responded today to rumors of a change in the Matco Tools Dodge Stratus Funny Car team. Schumacher stated that crew chief Lee Beard continues to...

DON SCHUMACHER RESPONDS TO RUMORS

CHICAGO, Ill. (June 14, 2005) - Multi-team owner Don Schumacher responded today to rumors of a change in the Matco Tools Dodge Stratus Funny Car team.

Schumacher stated that crew chief Lee Beard continues to be a member of the Don Schumacher Racing organization and that Dan Olson, who has been co-crew chief on Ron Capps' Brut Dodge Stratus Funny Car, will take over as crew chief on the Matco Tools Dodge, beginning at this weekend's Englishtown, N.J., event. Beard will take a break for a few days before returning to work for DSR.

"Lee Beard is a very good friend of mine, not just an employee, as are all of my employees," said Schumacher. "However, both Lee and I agreed that, after four first-round losses and a DNQ, it was best to take a look at the situation through a different set of eyes.

"Beard is an extremely valuable asset to our organization and he will continue to contribute to the success of our teams at Don Schumacher Racing."

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Series NHRA
Drivers Ron Capps , Don Schumacher