DeHart Assumes New Position with Morgan-McClure Motorsports

Gary DeHart has been named Race Team Coordinator for Morgan-McClure Motorsports, Inc., and will assume crew chief responsibilities on an interim basis. Charley Pressley has been released from his position as crew chief with the team. ...

Gary DeHart has been named Race Team Coordinator for Morgan-McClure Motorsports, Inc., and will assume crew chief responsibilities on an interim basis. Charley Pressley has been released from his position as crew chief with the team. DeHart, previously a consultant and chassis supplier for the No. 4 Kodak MAX Film Chevrolet team, will oversee the preparation of the car at the shop and the track. “Gary was a Winston Cup champion in a multi-car operation during the 1996 season. This experience will be important in the continuing development of our racing program,” Morgan-McClure Motorsports President Larry McClure said. “Additionally, his involvement will provide me with an opportunity to step back and be more involved in the entire operation.” Morgan-McClure Motorsports, Inc., began racing in 1983. Since 1990, the Abingdon, Va.,-based team has 14 victories, including three Daytona 500s in 1991, 1994 and 1995. The team’s most recent win came last April at Martinsville when Bobby Hamilton won the pole and led 378 of 500 laps en route to victory in the Goody’s Headache Powder 500. Leading the way with nine victories in the past 37 restrictor-plate point races at Daytona and Talladega, the Morgan-McClure Motorsports Chevrolet started 16th and finished 29th last week in the ‘99 season opener at Daytona. Hamilton and company plan to bounce back this week at Rockingham under DeHart’s leadership. Hamilton, a former winner at North Carolina Speedway, returns to Rockingham with three straight top-10 finishes. He finished sixth last October at Rockingham in the ACDelco 400.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Bobby Hamilton