FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MOORESVILLE, NC (January 8, 2010)--Officials of Rusty Wallace Racing (RWR) announced today that New York native, Scott McDougall has been named crew chief for Steve Wallace and RWR’s No. 66 team, effective immediately.
McDougall originally joined RWR in late 2009, after serving as engineer for CJM Racing’s No. 11 team. In that role, McDougall helped to lead an effort that resulted in five top-five and eight top-ten finishes over the final 11 races of 2009 for the now-defunct organization. That run included five consecutive top-ten finishes to close the season, with drivers Mike Bliss and Denny Hamlin.
Prior to his experience at CJM, McDougall was a longtime member of the Evernham Motorsports organization, including a stint as crew chief of its No. 19 team and driver Elliott Sadler in the NASCAR Cup Series.
Stated RWR team owner, Rusty Wallace, “I’m really pleased to make this announcement. Scott McDougall brings a great deal of experience and a strong engineering-driven approach to our team’s efforts. As we go along, we’re constantly trying to upgrade all aspects of our program and this is yet another large upgrade. Between this announcement and our new Toyota and Gibbs alignments, 2010 is shaping up to be the strongest year yet for our team.”
Noted McDougall, “I’m extremely excited about this opportunity. Rusty Wallace has built a first-rate organization and there is a ton of potential here; Steve Wallace is one of the series’ fastest and most rapidly improving drivers. I’m looking forward hopefully to helping him and the 5-Hour Energy Toyota team break through into victory lane for the first time in 2010.”
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About Rusty Wallace Racing, LLC
U.S.-based Rusty Wallace Racing (RWR) is a professional auto racing team steeped in the legendary history of its founder and one of NASCAR’s top-ten drivers of all-time, Rusty Wallace. The organization currently campaigns the No. 66 and No. 62 Toyota Camrys in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, piloted by Steve Wallace and Brendan Gaughan. In 2009, RWR was the only organization with multiple drivers ranked among the top-ten in the 2009 Nationwide Series driver standings. For more on RWR, please visit rustywallace.com.