Nickens named crew chief on DSR Pro Stock team

DAVID NICKENS NAMED NEW MANAGER/CREW CHIEF ON DON SCHUMACHER RACING PRO STOCK TEAM INDIANAPOLIS (April 17, 2006) - Don Schumacher today announced that he has hired engine builder and former driver David Nickens to replace Bob Glidden as manager...

DAVID NICKENS NAMED NEW MANAGER/CREW CHIEF ON DON SCHUMACHER RACING PRO STOCK TEAM

INDIANAPOLIS (April 17, 2006) - Don Schumacher today announced that he has hired engine builder and former driver David Nickens to replace Bob Glidden as manager and crew chief on DSR's two Pro Stock teams that compete in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, effective immediately.

Glidden's son Rusty has also left the Pro Stock team, which will remain operating out of the Indianapolis Pro Stock shop.

"It was time to make a change in our Pro Stock effort," said Schumacher. "Bob Glidden and I talked about it at length and I believe it was the right decision. Bob is willing to help out with the transition in any way he can."

Of David Nickens, Schumacher said, "David has a strong and longtime working relationship with Mopar, and that is a plus. I welcome him to our operation and look forward to continuing to upgrade the performance of both the Team Mopar/Valspar and Team Mopar/SRT Dodge Stratus Pro Stock cars."

The driver roster remains the same, with Richie Stevens Jr. driving the Team Mopar/Valspar entry and Shaun Carlson the Team Mopar/SRT Dodge.

-DSR-

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Series NHRA
Drivers Richie Stevens Jr. , Bob Glidden , Don Schumacher , Shaun Carlson