BUSCH: STM makes team changes for No. 47

ST Motorsports Announces Changes For the No. 47 Wisk/Clorox Team Steve Plattenberger Promoted to Team Coordinator/Shock Specialist; Dan Deeringhoff Hired as New Crew Chief LOCUST, N.C. - Tad Geschickter, team owner for No. 47 Clorox/Wisk ...

ST Motorsports Announces Changes For the No. 47 Wisk/Clorox Team
Steve Plattenberger Promoted to Team Coordinator/Shock Specialist; Dan Deeringhoff Hired as New Crew Chief

LOCUST, N.C. - Tad Geschickter, team owner for No. 47 Clorox/Wisk and No. 59 Kingsford/Bush's Best Baked Beans cars at ST Motorsports, announced Saturday Dan Deeringhoff has been hired as the new crew chief for the No. 47 Ford and driver Robert Pressley.

Deeringhoff, who previously worked as the car chief for Ron Hornaday Jr.'s Busch Series team at Richard Childress Racing, was with the team during Saturday's Carquest Auto Parts 300 at the Lowe's Motor Speedway. His first race, however, will be next Saturday's MBNA 200 at the Dover International Speedway.

Geschickter also announced that Steve Plattenberger, who had been Pressley's crew chief, was promoted to a newly-created position where he will coordinate communication at the track between both teams and handle all shock development for both teams. He will work directly with both crew chiefs and drivers to ensure that each team knows what adjustments are being made and how they are affecting the cars.

"We had the opportunity to strengthen our team and we took it," Geschickter said. "By adding Dan Deeringhoff, we've been able to add other person who can provide fresh ideas. Between Steve, Dan and Jeff, I think we've got the kind of innovative thinking it takes to be successful on the Busch Series circuit."

Deeringhoff said he's already taken inventory of the equipment, manpower and attitude at ST Motorsports.

"There is a lot of potential here," he said. "Tad has everything it takes to win in this sport. It's just a matter of getting everyone to pull in the right direction. It's not a major undertaking. I really like what I've seen."

Pressley said having a third approach will help both teams sort through the problems associated with switching to a new manufacturer.

"It never hurts to have another person adding his experience to the equation," Pressley said. "And I think having Steve in his new position will allow both teams to work together more closely."

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Robert Pressley , Ron Hornaday Jr.
Teams Richard Childress Racing