Chad Johnston replaces Pat Tryson as crew chief of the No. 56

[media-credit name=”Barry Albert” align=”alignright” width=”300″][/media-credit]Lead engineer Chad Johnston replaces Pat Tryson as crew chief beginning this week at Pocono Raceway for Sprint Cup Series driver Martin Truex Jr. and the Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR) No. 56 Toyota team.

“This is a good opportunity for me since this is the direction I have always wanted to go in my NASCAR career.” Johnson said.

Tryson was reassigned to another position at MWR.  Tryson moved to MWR in 2010 and never had the success he had at Penske Racing. The problems started surfacing at Richmond earlier this season that resulted in pit crew changes and now the replacement of Tryson.

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Johnston, 31, joined the team midway through last season has proved himself at MRW.

“He’s shown a lot of leadership in his position and has shown me he really understands a race car.” Truex Jr. said.

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