Doug Hurbert names new car chief

Herbert Hires New Car Chief Lincolnton, NC (March 5, 2007) -- Doug Herbert and the Snap-on Tools Top Fuel dragster team welcomed the newest member of the team on Monday, March 05, 2007. Dave Fletcher comes aboard filling the position of car ...

Herbert Hires New Car Chief

Lincolnton, NC (March 5, 2007) -- Doug Herbert and the Snap-on Tools Top Fuel dragster team welcomed the newest member of the team on Monday, March 05, 2007.

Dave Fletcher comes aboard filling the position of car chief.

Originally hired into the drag racing world by Austin Coil in 1984 to work on the Chi-Town Hustler Funny Car, Fletcher brings years of experience to the Snap-on Tools team. Throughout his career, he has worked with several drag racing notables, such as John Force, the Kalittas, Kenny Bernstein and Del Worsham. The knowledge gained while working with such influential teams will be invaluable as he becomes part of the Doug Herbert/Snap-on Tools team. In his position as car chief, Fletcher will be responsible for managing the daily activities of the crew as well as working with crew chief Jim Brissette to ensure the Snap-on Tools team and dragster perform at peak level at all times.

After working in the IRL (Indy Racing League) for the past two years, Fletcher is anxious to get back to his drag racing roots.

"The IRL was a great learning experience, but I missed drag racing. It's what I do, what I'm passionate about," said Fletcher. "I'm glad to be back, and I'm glad to be a part of the Snap-on Tools team."

Hailing from London, England, Fletcher now resides in Indianapolis, with his wife Joani and step-son Justin.

"We're glad to have Fletch on the team," said Herbert. "Everyone has been working hard getting ready for the Gatornationals, and he will help us get what we want: we want to win, and we want a place in the Countdown to the Championship."

-credit: dhr

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Series NHRA
Drivers Doug Herbert , Kenny Bernstein , Del Worsham , John Force , Austin Coil