Fontana II: Front Row Motorsports announce crew chief changes

Front Row Motorsports Makes Crew Chief Changes Burns Promoted to Lead Long John Silver's Team, Conner Takes Charge of A&W Car Statesville, N.C. (October 6, 2010) - The teams of Front Row Motorsports will have new leadership atop the pit boxes ...

Front Row Motorsports Makes Crew Chief Changes
Burns Promoted to Lead Long John Silver's Team,
Conner Takes Charge of A&W Car

Statesville, N.C. (October 6, 2010) - The teams of Front Row Motorsports will have new leadership atop the pit boxes beginning with this weekend's race events in Fontana, Calif. Front Row has named Brian Burns crew chief of Travis Kvapil's Long John Silver's team, and moved crew chief Greg Conner to lead the A&W All American Food team, which will have Dave Blaney at the wheel at Auto Club Speedway.

Burns has been an integral member of the Long John Silver's team, serving as its lead engineer since the beginning of the 2009 season. He gained experience calling the shots for Kvapil's car earlier this year when he served as interim crew chief for the June race at Michigan International Speedway. Before coming to Front Row, Burns spent six years with Earnhardt Ganassi Racing, providing engineering support to its three race teams.

Conner moves over to the A&W team after serving as crew chief of the Long John Silver's team for the past three months. The racing veteran has experience in all three of NASCAR's top series and has called races for drivers including Marcos Ambrose, Ricky Craven and Kevin Lepage. His leadership experience will strengthen the efforts of Front Row's "youngest" team as the organization makes a late-season push to get all three of its cars into the top 35 in owners' points.

"We still have seven races to run and we want to make the most of them," said Bob Jenkins, owner of Front Row Motorsports. "I think the world of both of these guys, and having them in these positions now is going to make us stronger at the end of this season and also help prepare us for next year."

Peter Sospenzo remains the crew chief for the Taco Bell team - Front Row Motorsports' third car - which is driven by David Gilliland.

-source: front row motorsports

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Kevin Lepage , Ricky Craven , Marcos Ambrose , David Gilliland , John Long , Travis Kvapil
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing , Front Row Motorsports