Something needed to change at Roush Fenway Racing for the 2013 season and on Wednesday it did. Jimmy Fennig, the current crew chief for Matt Kenseth's No. 17 team, will move over to Carl Edwards' No. 99 team to head up that operation which has struggled in 2012. Scott Graves has been named the crew chief for Ricky Stenhouse Jr.'s rookie campaign in the No. 17 car.
“We are excited about this change on both fronts,” team owner Jack Roush said. “Pairing two highly successful veterans like Carl and Jimmy should be quite a matchup and it is our expectation based on what Jimmy has been able to accomplish with many high profile drivers, that it will provide the spark to get the No. 99 program and Carl back into championship form. However, we are particularly excited about teaming up Scott Graves and Ricky. Through his extensive research and development work, Scott has an excellent understanding of the new 2013 body style. In his short time as a crew chief he has demonstrated a cunning knack as a leader on the pit box and he is going to be a great match for Ricky as he makes his move upwards into the Sprint Cup ranks.”
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