APR Moves Carrier To Cup

Andy Petree Racing filled two positions for its No. 33 team with driver Joe Nemechek for the 2001 NASCAR Winston Cup Series, naming Chris Carrier to interim crew chief and Richard Buck as the team manager.

Nemechek heads into his second full season with the APR team with hopes that Carrier and Buck will be able to help his team rebound from a disappointing 2000 season. Nemechek finished 15th in the standings with only three top-five efforts.

Carrier – a 20-year veteran in the NASCAR garage area - comes to the Winston Cup program after a three-year stint work for APR’s Busch Series efforts. With that team, Carrier worked with the likes of Ken Schrader, Mike Skinner and Elliott Sadler. While in the Busch ranks, Carrier has also served as crew chief for legends Harry Gant and Dale Earnhardt.

"I enjoy working here at Andy Petree Racing, but I’m here to win races and that’s the only reason I’m here" said Carrier. "Andy and Joe are two hard-nosed competitors. They both have a burning desire to win races."

Buck spent more than 20 years in the CART series, much of it spent with Penske Racing. With more than 35 wins, including five Indianapolis 500's and two CART championships, Buck has worked with open-wheel racing elites such as Rick Mears, Danny Sullivan, and Al Unser Jr. In stock-car racing, Buck worked most recently with Robby Gordon in the Winston Cup Series.

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