Scott Zipadelli, a veteran crew chief in the NASCAR Nationwide Series has been named crew chief of the Turner Scott Motorsports #31 Chevrolet for the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series with driver Justin Allgaier.
"I'm very excited about the opportunity to join Turner Scott Motorsports, especially having teammates to collaborate with," said Zipadelli. "I'm definitely looking forward to working with Justin [Allgaier]. I've paid a lot of attention to his progress and skill level over the years. I think he's very talented and that our personalities will complement each other well. I'm also really excited to work with [co-owners] Steve Turner and Harry Scott. My goal is to make this team as competitive as possible, to give Justin the chance to win races and put the No. 31 team in a position to run for a championship. That's our goal."
Zipadelli has had 190 races as a crew chief in the Nationwide Series recording one win, with Boris Said at Montreal in 2010. Previously to working at Turner Scott Motorsports, Zipadelli was the crew chief at the #09/99 Toyota at RAB Racing since the 2010 season. He worked at Braun Racing in the 2009 season and JTG Racing in 2007. Turner-Scott Motorsports co-owner Steve Turner is excited about the opportunity.
"I'm very confident in our decision to bring Scott [Zipadelli] on board as Justin's crew chief. He's a very talented guy with a lot of experience in the Nationwide Series, so I think he's going to bring a lot of knowhow to this program. Our Nationwide program just keeps getting better, and we have high expectations for this coming season. We have everything we need to win races and get Justin onto that championship stage in 2013, and Scott 's going to be the guy to lead us there," Turner said.
No word on Jimmy Elledge's future with the team. Elledge was the crew chief of the #31 Chevrolet since the 2011 season.
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