Doug Richert has been named crew chief on the No. 71 Interstate Moving Services Ford Fusion for TRG Motorsports. Richert will take over the reins for this weekend's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Aaron's 499 at Talladega.
Richert is best known as the crew chief for Dale Earnhardt's first Cup championship as well as guiding Greg Biffle to 10 Cup victories. In addition to having experience across the NASCAR Craftsman Truck and Nationwide Series', Richert is also a familiar face on SPEED Channel.
"I have watched TRG Motorsports since they started in the Truck Series in 2007 through to their entry into the Sprint Cup in 2009," Richert said. "The team has made a big commitment by switching to the Ford Fusion and I will try to help make that as successful as possible. I am looking forward to working with Andy and helping him to make that next step in his progression in the series. He is an accomplished road racer and knows what it takes to be successful racing cars."
Team owner Kevin Buckler said he was glad to have Richert on board."
Doug is a championship-winning crew chief with many years of experience," Buckler said. "He has experience with Ford and has worked within the Roush system, so that is a big positive for us with our new Ford Fusion package. Team chemistry is most important with us and I think he will fit nicely with our small aggressive team. We are going to throw him into the deep end right from the start at Talladega this weekend, though."