Richert To Red Bull

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Team Red Bull announced today that Doug Richert has been named the crew chief of No. 83 Toyota Camry, driven by Brian Vickers.

Richert comes over to the new team from Roush Racing where he won 11 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup races with Greg Biffle.

“The Cup series has gotten so much more competitive these days. Starting from scratch is no easy task, but once the team gets some chemistry and momentum going, we’ll hopefully be able to do some exciting things,” Richert said.

Both at the age of 20, Richert and Vickers have the distinction of being the youngest NASCAR title holders in two categories, with Vickers winning the Busch Series crown in 2003 and Richert as crew chief with Dale Earnhardt in 1980.

“Doug has worked with practically a Who’s Who list of drivers in this sport and he knows what it takes to be consistently successful at this level," Vickers said. "What an awesome feeling to know he’s in my garage now.”

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