After 22 years, Andy Petree is back full-time with Richard Childress Racing as Vice President of Competition while Dr. Eric Warren has been named Chief Technology Officer.
The 59-year-old Hickory, N.C., native led Dale Earnhardt to the 1993 and 1994 Cup championships. He will now serve as Vice President of Competition at RCR. He was originally brought on in an advisory role with the team in October. In his new position, Warren will oversee the engineering department and new technology strategy.
The changes are effective immediately.
"These organizational moves will strengthen our competition department tremendously," said Richard Childress, Chairman and CEO of RCR. "We felt that Andy did an exceptional job in the past month during his review of our competition area. Bringing him on as a Vice President of Competition is a valuable addition to our leadership team."
"I've known Andy for a long time and we're thrilled to have him work alongside our team, including Eric in his new role as Chief Technology Officer. This move will allow Eric to use his years of experience and many technical talents to focus on engineering and the application of emerging technologies," Childress said.