Paul Wolfe, who led Penske Racing's No. 22 driven by Brad Keselowski to the 2010 Nationwide Series championship – Penske's first in NASCAR – has been named crew chief of the No. 2 Dodge Sprint Cup entry that Keselowski will drive in 2011.
In their first season working together, Keselowski and Wolfe proved to be a dynamic combination. The duo produced six wins and five poles on their way to winning the Nationwide Series championship. The No. 22 team also established a new series single-season record with 26 top-five finishes and the team completed all but one lap of competition throughout the 2010 season.
"It's an honor to get the opportunity to be the crew chief of the Penske Racing No. 2 team," Wolfe said. "It's been a fantastic 2010 season with Brad and the team and I'm excited about the challenge of moving up to the Cup Series next season and the opportunity to continue building on the legacy of the No. 2 car team with Brad behind the wheel."
A former driver who accumulated six top-20 finishes in 16 career Nationwide Series starts, Wolfe first became a crew chief in 2006 with Fitz Racing. He moved on to CJM Racing in the Nationwide Series in 2009 before he joined Penske Racing as crew chief of the No. 22 team in November of last year.
"I'm excited for Paul and I look forward to continuing the momentum and success we had this season in the Nationwide Series," Keselowski said. "We just seemed to click right from the beginning and we look to bring that same magic to the No. 2 team in 2011."