Heroy will work with Scott during his first full-time season as a Sprint Cup Series driver. This won't be the first time that Heroy worked with a rookie driver. He led Kyle Larson to Rookie of the Year honors in 2014. In 144 races as a Sprint Cup Series crew chief, Heroy posted 14 Top-Fives, 37 Top-10s and three poles with both rookie driver Larson and IndyCar Series driver Juan Pablo Montoya. Prior to joining Chip Ganassi Racing, Heroy was an engineer at Hendrick Motorsports.
"I'm really excited to join the team," said Heroy. "I really enjoyed working with Kyle (Larson) for his rookie season, and I'm looking forward to working with Brian (Scott) as he works toward the Rookie of the Year title. This team has done a great job building consistency over the past year and continuing their winning tradition is a top priority, and I believe we can accomplish that this season. I'm excited to work with Trent (Owens) as well. We worked together when Kyle was racing for both Ganassi and TurnerScott. I think we will work well together, and we can get Richard Petty Motorsports to Victory Lane."
As Richard Petty Motorsports continues to build consistency, they are making strides toward running up front on a weekly basis, including the addition of Heroy. In 2015, the team was consistently a top-finisher in the Ford camp and posted three Top-Five, nine Top-10 and 22 Top-15 finishes.
"Chris (Heroy) will be a great addition to our team," said Vice President of Competition Sammy Johns. "Not only does he have experience working with a rookie driver, he's also worked with Trent (Owens) in the past. So, he will be able to hit the ground running. There is a very talented rookie class this year in the Sprint Cup Series, and I expect to see Brian and Chris challenging for the Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors."
The duo of Heroy and Scott will hit the track for the first time during Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway to prepare for the Daytona 500 on Sunday, February 21.