KB Racing names Perley co-crew chief

Jeff Perley Rejoins Summit Racing Team

Jeff Perley Rejoins Summit Racing Team

Mooresville, N.C., February 24, 2010 -- The Summit Racing team welcomed back an old friend on Thursday, announcing that noted crew chief Jeff Perley had returned to the organization. Beginning with this weekend's NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, CA, Perley will join co-crew chiefs Rob Downing and Tommy Utt in making the tuning decisions on the Summit Racing Pontiacs driven by defending Pro Stock champion Greg Anderson and Jason Line, as well as the Summit/Genuine Hotrod Hardware Pontiac piloted by Ronnie Humphrey.

"It's good to have Jeff back home," said Anderson. "He left us in 2006 to start his Goodyear store, a move we both understood and supported. However, in the back of our minds, we always hoped he'd find a way to come back to us. Although he's still running his tire store, he just wasn't having the fun that he got from racing. Now that we're running three Summit Racing Pontiac, we needed an extra set of eyes to make sure we paid attention to every detail, and Jeff was fortunately able to help us out. The gang is back together."

Perley was a part of the Summit Racing team from 2003-2006, when Anderson and Line dominated the Pro Stock category, winning 51 races and four consecutive Full Throttle Pro Stock championships. He left the team following the 2006 season to open Perley Tire & Service Center in Charlotte, NC. Having reached the point where his business allowed him some free time to return to the track, he welcomed the opportunity to rejoin his old team.

"I'm excited to be coming back to the Summit Racing team," said Perley. "I'm in a good position that allows me to take time away from my Goodyear store to help out over here, where hopefully, I'll get to enjoy the best of both worlds. I'll get my racing fix over here with KB Racing, working with a great bunch of guys, while still being able to take care of things with my business. It's a great opportunity, and I look forward to contributing to their continued success."

-source: kb racing

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Series NHRA
Drivers Greg Anderson , Jason Line , Ronnie Humphrey
Tags nhra, pro stock