New crew chief for Buckshot Jones

LEVEL CROSS, N.C. - Bryant Frazier has been named crew chief for driver Buckshot Jones and the No. 44 NASCAR Winston Cup team. The announcement was made Wednesday morning by Petty Enterprises CEO Kyle Petty. "We're fortunate to have someone...

LEVEL CROSS, N.C. - Bryant Frazier has been named crew chief for driver Buckshot Jones and the No. 44 NASCAR Winston Cup team. The announcement was made Wednesday morning by Petty Enterprises CEO Kyle Petty.

"We're fortunate to have someone like Bryant to move into this position," Petty said. "He is a real team player who knows the ins and outs of this sport, in the shop and at the track. He and Buckshot are going to work very well together."

Frazier, 36, is no stranger to winning. The Alabama native began his racing career with driver Steve Grissom in NASCAR's All-Pro Series and Busch Grand National Series, winning national championships in each division. Since 1996, he has been working -- and winning races --with drivers Bobby Labonte and Tony Stewart in NASCAR Busch Grand National racing.

"I'm pretty excited with what they have here at Petty Enterprises, and with the chance to work more closely with Buckshot," Frazier said. "With his talents and the backing of the Pettys and Georgia-Pacific, we can go places with this team.

"I've known Buckshot for two or three years now. We would park next to him a lot in the Busch garage last season, and we got the chance to know each other pretty well. He's a winner; so are these guys at Petty Enterprises and so are the folks at Georgia-Pacific," Frazier added.

Frazier has already begun his new duties. His first Winston Cup race as crew chief will be this weekend's Food City 500 at Bristol, Tennessee.

He resides in Concord, North Carolina, with his wife, Susan, and 11-month-old daughter, Haylee.

-Petty Enterprises

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Bobby Labonte , Tony Stewart , Kyle Petty , Buckshot Jones , Steve Grissom