Borland to take over crew chief duties for Paul Menard

As first reported, veteran engineer Matt Borland has joined Richard Childress Racing.

Borland will serve as the crew for the No. 27 Paul Menard Chevrolet, taking over at the conclusion of the 2016 season and replacing interim crew chief Danny Stockman. Stockman will return to RCR's Xfinity program.

Borland leaves behind a career at Stewart Haas Racing and the Haas F1 Team, returning to a familiar position. Borland has spent 243 Sprint Cup races atop the pit box since the year 2000, working with the top organizations in the sport and winning 13 races.

"Matt's experience as an engineer in both NASCAR and Formula 1 will be critically important to the growth of RCR's Sprint Cup Series program," said Chairman and CEO, Richard Childress. "He has an impressive background and will be a great resource to our racing operations.

"We thank Danny (Stockman) for his time as interim crew chief of the No. 27 team and look forward to having him back next season. Danny has played an integral role in our XFINITY Series success and we'll have a forthcoming announcement on his new responsibility."

Borland has worked with Team Penske, Michael Waltrip Racing and SHR in the past -- but never RCR.

"Richard Childress Racing is one of NASCAR's most prestigious race teams with a storied history and I'm thrilled to be a part of this organization," Borland said. "I'm looking forward to working closely with Dr. Eric Warren and the staff of talented engineers and employees. I'm confident my experience in various forms of motorsports will contribute to RCR's continued success on track."

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Paul Menard
Teams Richard Childress Racing
Article type Breaking news
Tags crew chief, matt borland