–Larry Carter Named General Manager, New Crew Chief for Gaughan–
MOORESVILLE, NC (September 14, 2010)—Officials of Rusty Wallace Racing this afternoon named veteran Sprint Cup Series crew chief Larry Carter as the team’s General Manager. In his new role, Carter will oversee all competition efforts of the two-car NASCAR Nationwide Series operation.
A native of Raleigh, NC and graduate of North Carolina State University, Carter served as crew chief for Rusty Wallace’s No. 2 team at Penske Racing in 2004 and 2005. In that role, Carter led Wallace to his 55th—and final—career victory, as well as to a Chase appearance in Wallace’s final season as a driver.
Following Wallace’s retirement from driving, Carter was crew chief for Jamie McMurray at Roush Fenway Racing in 2007 and 2008 before serving in the same role for Paul Menard at Yates Racing last season. Carter was also recently rumored as a top candidate for the position of Sprint Cup Series director.
Said Larry Carter, “I’m both very excited and grateful to have this opportunity. This team has a lot of potential and I look forward to trying to help get them into Victory Lane. Rusty has put together a really solid infrastructure and I’m excited for the chance to take this team to the next level.”
In addition to the naming of Carter, team officials also announced that Brad Parrott, crew chief for No. 62—Brendan Gaughan, will be replaced beginning with next weekend’s round of the Nationwide Series championship in Dover, DE. An interim crew chief for the No. 62 team will be named within the next week and a new full-time replacement will be named for the start of the 2011 season.
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About Rusty Wallace Racing
North Carolina-based Rusty Wallace Racing (RWR) is a professional auto racing team steeped in the legendary history of its founder, Rusty Wallace—one of NASCAR’s top-ten drivers of all-time. The team currently campaigns the No. 66 and No. 62 Toyota Camrys in the prestigious NASCAR Nationwide Series, driven by Steve Wallace and Brendan Gaughan, respectively. In 2009, RWR stood as the only team with multiple drivers among the top-ten in the final Nationwide Series driver standings. For more on Rusty Wallace Racing, please visit the award-winning rustywallace.com.