Conover, NC (July 13, 2000) - Jarrett / Favre Motorsports announced today that former shop chief Ricky Bowman has been appointed crew chief of the Rayovac Maximum Racing team. Bowman has filled the role of interim crew chief for the past two...
Conover, NC (July 13, 2000) - Jarrett / Favre Motorsports announced today that former shop chief Ricky Bowman has been appointed crew chief of the Rayovac Maximum Racing team. Bowman has filled the role of interim crew chief for the past two races since the departure of former chief Wes Ward. The 39-year old Hickory(NC)-native takes up the permanent post for driver Jason Jarrett, who is running his first full season of Busch Series competition; however, it's not his first time atop the box. Bowman was crew chief during a pair of partial Busch seasons for Dale Jarrett in 1997 and '98, the latter of which included 10 Busch starts for the younger Jarrett.
"I'm pleased at the trust and confidence that the Jarrett family has placed in me," Bowman said of his return to the crew chief position. "This is a good team that just hasn't been able to perform to its capability," he offered. "We're going to try to improve in small steps and that starts with running well on the flat tracks that are facing us over the next three weeks."
"Jason Jarrett is a talented individual that has the ability to excel in this sport, if we give him the support necessary for a young driver to be competitive," Bowman said. "We've got an excellent sponsor in Rayovac, Team Amick Motorsports has given us a solid engine program, we're building more Monte Carlos in the shop and we're trying to be aggressive and make gains in our chassis program, which is where we've fallen behind this season."
According the Bowman, there's a competitive team waiting to break out at Jarrett / Favre, it's just a matter of time. "We've got all the ingredients for success right here," Bowman said. "Now we've got to put them all together, and stop putting so much pressure on ourselves. This is supposed to be fun."