Harvick doesn't expect crew chief changes next year at RCR
From #29-Kevin Harvick's transcript Friday at Talladega: HAVE YOU GUYS ALREADY DISCUSSED WHAT YOU WANT TO DO FOR 2013 AS FAR AS CREW CHIEFS GO? WILL GIL (MARTIN) CONTINUE ON AS YOUR CREW CHIEF NEXT SEASON? "As far as I know that situation is all settled for next year. I hadn't heard any different. As far as I'm concerned the team is set and going forward. We have a lot bigger issues to work on than crew chiefs. You can throw crew chiefs at it all day long but we need to work on things in house."
CAN YOU GIVE US DETAILS ON WHAT YOU NEED TO WORK ON? "I don't have enough time." YOUR COMPETITION DIRECTOR IS THERE GOING TO BE A NEW COMPETITION DIRECTOR IS THAT WHERE THE START YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT THE SYSTEM IS THAT WHERE IT STARTS UP THERE? IS THAT THE KEY PIECE RIGHT NOW? "I think that definitely would be the key piece to start at. I think Richard (Childress) would have a lot more answers on these things than I would. I know he has been working hard to fix a lot of things. A lot of it comes with that piece falling into place and structure. When you don't have that guy in there it just didn't pan out the way that we all thought it would pan out and mesh together and really have things run like they needed to. It just kind of became a little bit more disruptive than I think everybody had anticipated. Richard and those guys are working hard on putting back structure and pieces in places and trying to get everything where it needs to be. It's a big machine. When you get just from the small team that we had with the Trucks and the Nationwide when something goes sideways it definitely takes a while to get it back to where it needs to be. Sometimes it's hard to find the problem and when you are looking for people of that magnitude there is not a lot of them in the garage. I think it's just something to where the wheel is really big and sometimes when you get to the top of that wheel to the bottom it's hard to get it back going again. He's definitely working hard to make all of that happen." Chevy PR
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