Roush Fenway names new crew chief Roush Fenway Racing has named Rick Viers as the crew chief of its No. 16 Nationwide team. Viers assumes the duty immediately and will lead the team this weekend at Road America (Wis.).
"I'm thrilled with the opportunity I have to come over and lead the No. 16 team here at Roush Fenway Racing," Viers said. "Just being here for a very short period of time, I can see there are a ton of resources at my disposal and it's a highly engineer-driven shop which I really enjoy. I feel like Road America is a really good place for me to start having Colin (Braun) in the car and I'm excited to work with him and the rest of this team."
Viers most recently served as crew chief for Baker Curb Racing and the No. 27 Ford. He worked with JD Motorsports in 2009 and was the crew chief of the No. 84 Sprint Cup Series entry in 2007 and ‘08. He has also worked as a Nationwide Series crew chief for Richard Childress Racing.
A native of Pylersville, Md., Viers boasts eight career victories as a Nationwide Series crew chief, and has worked with drivers such as Kevin Harvick, Clint Bowyer and Ron Hornaday.
In 14 races with Baker Curb this season, Viers guided the team to eight top-10 finishes, and the team finished inside the top 10 in seven of its 10 starts with Roush Fenway Sprint Cup driver Greg Biffle in the No. 27 car.
Colin Braun will be at the wheel of the No. 16 Ford this weekend. Braun, who finished 10th last weekend at Kentucky, has split time in the No. 16 with fellow rookie Brian Ickler.
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