–Addition of Rick Viers Headlines Changes to No. 62 and No. 64 Teams–
MOORESVILLE, NC (May 23, 2011)–In an effort to improve on-track performance, Rusty Wallace Racing announced today several changes within its competition department.
Headlining them is the addition of veteran Rick Viers as Crew Chief for the No. 62 Toyota, currently piloted by Michael Annett. An eight-time Nationwide Series winner, Viers comes to RWR after serving as Crew Chief for Roush-Fenway Racing’s No. 16 entry last season. Prior to his stint with Roush, Viers led the No. 27 Baker Curb team and driver Greg Biffle.
The Pylersville, MD native also held the reins of Red Bull Racing’s No. 84 Sprint Cup Series team in 2007 and 2008. Prior to that, he served as Crew Chief for Richard Childress Racing’s Nationwide Series operation, with drivers Kevin Harvick and Clint Bowyer.
In line with the addition of Viers, former No. 62 Crew Chief, Jason Overstreet, will now assume the role of Car Chief for RWR’s No. 64 Toyota, piloted by David Reutimann and Jason Bowles. Overstreet will provide strong leadership and stability to the part-time effort.
Both changes will go into effect immediately.
Noted Rusty Wallace, “Rick Viers’s ability to lead and be successful in the Nationwide Series is well documented. We’re looking forward to adding his knowledge and experience to our toolbox at Rusty Wallace Racing. I look forward to good things from that team.
“As for the No. 64 team, we started it to improve our whole organization and Jason Overstreet is a big part of our team. We’ve been staffing the No. 64 car with a variety of team members, so having someone with Jason’s ability to oversee that car will definitely help our effort.”
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About Rusty Wallace Racing, LLC
North Carolina-based Rusty Wallace Racing (RWR) is a professional auto racing team steeped in the legendary racing history of its founder, Rusty Wallace. The team currently campaigns the No. 66 and No. 62 Toyota Camrys-driven by Steve Wallace and Michael Annett, respectively-in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. RWR will also campaign the No. 64 Camry in select 2011 events. RWR entries have finished among the top-ten in the Nationwide Series driver or owner standings in each of the last three seasons. For more on Rusty Wallace Racing, please visit the award-winning rustywallace.com.