BelCar Racing names Cogswell as interim crew chief

Belcar Racing announces change for the National Guard Team Gary Cogswell named interim Crew Chief STATESVILLE, N.C. (July 22, 2003) --BelCar Racing announced today that Gary Cogswell has been named interim crew chief for the NASCAR Winston Cup...

Belcar Racing announces change for the National Guard Team Gary Cogswell named interim Crew Chief

STATESVILLE, N.C. (July 22, 2003) --BelCar Racing announced today that Gary Cogswell has been named interim crew chief for the NASCAR Winston Cup Series No. 54 National Guard race team. Derrick Finley, who served as driver Todd Bodine's crew chief since the start of the 2003 Winston Cup season will remain employed with BelCar Racing.

"It's always difficult to make changes in this competitive field, however, I want to try something different," said Travis Carter, co-owner of BelCar Racing. "My goal is to improve the competition level of this race team, which will provide our advertiser, The National Guard, with a valuable marketing experience. I am very appreciative of The National Guard's continued support of BelCar Racing and hope we can experience more success with them at our side in the future."

Cogswell joins BelCar Racing from Travis Carter's other racing entity, Travis Carter Enterprises. Cogswell has worked as crew chief for driver Hideo Fukuyama and the No. 66 KIKKOMAN team since the start of the season. The 48-year-old native of Eaton Rapids, Mich., is a veteran crew chief in the NASCAR Busch Series ranks scoring 11 victories with drivers like Matt Kenseth, Johnny Benson, Mike McLaughlin, Chad Little and Hank Parker, Jr. Two of Cogswell's wins came with Bodine when they scored back-to-back victories in 2001 at North Carolina Speedway and Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Matt Kenseth , Todd Bodine , Johnny Benson , Mike McLaughlin , Chad Little , Hideo Fukuyama