Ingle Furr Swap Roles
July 15, 2004 | 3:47 P.M. EST
Ingle, who had been overseeing the preparation of both the No. 0 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series NetZero Chevrolet driven by Ward Burton and the No. 00 Haas Automation Chevrolets driven by Jason Leffler in the Busch Series, will take over duties as crew chief effective immediately.
"Essentially, we just swapped their positions," stated Joe Custer, General Manager of Haas CNC Racing. "We originally asked Tony to join our team last year as shop foreman and about halfway through the season we had the need to fill the crew chief role. Obviously this team is not performing as well as we would like and we are very lucky to have the kind of depth we have here at Haas CNC Racing. Both Tony and Bill are more than capable of handling both of these roles and we're hoping that having Tony back at the shop overseeing the preparation of both the Busch and Cup cars, and Bill at the track leading our Nextel Cup Series team might help us achieve the results we think we're capable of."
I'm looking at this as my latest challenge," said Ingle. "I was 28 years old the first time I took on my first job as crew chief and it was a challenge then too. Now, the best things I have going for me are my experience and the resources of Haas CNC Racing. I'm not sure there is anything seriously wrong with this team, and sometimes all you really need is a little bit of change."