Billy Scott is expected to take over as crew chief for Danica Patrick and the No. 10 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevy in 2016.
Sources told Motorsport.com that Scott will replace Daniel Knost, who started with Kurt Busch and the No. 41 Haas Automation Chevy in 2014 before moving to the No. 14 car with four races remaining in the season.
Scott honed his skills as a mechanic in the Camping World Truck Series prior earning his engineering degree. Following graduation, he joined Robert Yates Racing in 2005 before joining Michael Waltrip Racing in 2008.
After working under Rodney Childers as team engineer on the No. 55 Toyota, Scott prepared to take over crew chief’s role in August 2013. Childers left MWR for Stewart-Haas Racing and Scott apprenticed with interim crew chief and vice president of competition Scott Miller. In 2014, Scott was promoted to crew chief for Brian Vickers. This season, Scott worked with Clint Bowyer, David Ragan, Michael Waltrip and Vickers.
Patrick completed her third-full season in Cup 24th in the point standings. She has yet to post a top-five in 118 Cup starts. Scott will be Patrick’s third crew chief in the last three years.