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Richard Petty | Greg Erwin to serve as crew chief

Mon, 18 Jul 2011 13:02:41 -0700

Former Roush Fenway Racing crew chief Greg Erwin, the crew chief for driver Greg Biffle, will join Richard Petty Motorsports and driver A.J. Allmendinger, effective immediately. Mike Shiplett has been working as Allmendinger's crew chief.

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Richard Petty | Sorenson, Allmendinger's crew chiefs to swap

Mon, 03 Aug 2009 10:20:32 -0700

Lee Spencer, of FOXSports.com, reports Richard Petty Motorsports drivers Reed Sorenson and A.J. Allmendinger will remain with their respective car numbers and sponsors. However, crew chief Mike Shiplett will now oversee the No. 44 Dodge with Allmendinger and crew chief Sammy Johns will be the crew chief for Sorenson and the No. 43 team.

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Gillett Evernham | Loomis to run new operations

Tue, 13 Jan 2009 06:52:28 -0800

Bob Pockrass, of SceneDaily.com, reports Robbie Loomis will be the executive director of racing operations for the new team that will merge between Gillett Evernham Motorsports and Petty Enterprises. Kevin Buskirk and Sammy Johns will join the existing GEM crew chiefs Kenny Francis and Mike Shiplett.

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Gillett Evernham | Carpentier involved in argument

Tue, 07 Oct 2008 14:45:13 -0700

Terry Blount, of ESPN.com, reports free-agent driver Patrick Carpentier (Gillett Evernham Motorsports) said he was involved in an argument with team director Mike Shiplett, who blamed him for failing to qualify at Talladega Superspeedway, according to Carpentier's web site, patcarpentier.ca. The team released him Tuesday, Oct. 7. "I know [Shiplett's] criticism didn't make any sense," Carpentier wrote. "What is worst is that he seems to have forgotten pretty quickly races like Dover or in Atlanta where I've qualified a car that he himself didn't think was fast enough to earn a place on the starting grid. I realize now that some people have a really short memory span in NASCAR."

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