BUSCH: No. 12 gets new crew chief

Scott Riefner Takes Over After Serving as Car Chief MOORESVILLE, NC-- FitzBradshaw Racing announced today that Scott Riefner has been promoted to crew chief for the No. 12 Supercuts/Hot Tamales Chevrolet Monte Carlo driven by Tim Fedewa in ...

Scott Riefner Takes Over After Serving as Car Chief

MOORESVILLE, NC-- FitzBradshaw Racing announced today that Scott Riefner has been promoted to crew chief for the No. 12 Supercuts/Hot Tamales Chevrolet Monte Carlo driven by Tim Fedewa in NASCAR's Busch Series.

Riefner has been working as car chief on the No. 12 since the beginning of the year.

"I think Scott is going to do a great job for us. I thought at the beginning of the year he had the makings of a good crew chief, he just needed experience. Since then, I think he has shown that he has the ability to lead; that's why he was my choice," said Fedewa.

Riefner has been working with consultant Mike Hillman, crew chief of Derrick Cope's Nextel Cup team, for the last three races and will assume control of the team for the first time this weekend in Dover.

"We feel really good that we could promote somebody internally to take over and Scott has shown that he has the knowledge and ability to lead this team. It has not been the easiest situation for the last few races, without an official crew chief, so I think now the team can move on and focus on racing," said team co-owner Armando Fitz.

Gary Cogswell began the season as crew chief, but resigned after eight races and the team has been working with interim crew chiefs since then. The No. 12 has qualified twice in the top-10 since being without a permanent crew chief, including a season best qualifying run of fifth at Nazareth Speedway and has another qualifying run of 12th. Fedewa has one, top-10 finish in the same period.

"It makes things easier for us now to have a crew chief to be in the shop and at the track to make any calls or decisions. It is certainly easier for me to step into this role on this team because it is such a tight-knit and good group of guys. Now we have all roles on the team defined so things will run that much smoother," said Riefner.

FitzBradshaw Racing is owned by NASCAR veteran Armando Fitz and Pro Football Hall of Fame member and FOX broadcaster Terry Bradshaw. The team fields three cars in the

NASCAR Busch Series: the No. 12 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, sponsored by Supercuts, Hot Tamales, and Bicycle Playing Cards; the No. 14 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, sponsored by the Navy; and the No. 82 Chevrolet Monte Carlo sponsored by Jani-King and Goulds Pumps.

FitzBradshaw Racing will be featured all season long on the SPEED Channel reality show NBS 24/7. The show airs every Monday night at 8:00 p.m. and re-airs Mondays at midnight, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m., and on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Derrick Cope