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Steve Addington leaves Penske Racing

Posted on: November 22, 2011 11:39 am
Edited on: November 22, 2011 1:13 pm
 
Posted by Pete Pistone

FOX Sports reported Steve Addington made his official departure from Penske Racing on Monday ending his tenure as crew chief for Kurt Busch.

That story was confirmed when Penske issued a statement on Tuesday morning.

“Steve Addington is no longer with our organization. We appreciate the successes we experienced together and wish him the best in his future endeavors," the team said in the statement.

Speculation is that Addington will join Stewart-Haas racing to call the shots for Tony Stewart next season.

Stewart's current crew chief Darian Grubb said after Sunday's Ford 400 victory and clinching the Sprint Cup Series championship he would not be back with Stewart-Haas Racing next season.



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Since: Nov 15, 2008
Posted on: November 25, 2011 10:01 am
 

Steve Addington leaves Penske Racing

You may not like the Bush brothers but "cant win" is not exactly accurate.  Kurt has a Sprint Cup title and Kyle has probably won more races then anyone over the past 4 or 5 years.  He most likely will win a cup title or two before hes done.  So while you may dislike the way they act, both are very talented drivers who win plenty.




Since: Nov 15, 2008
Posted on: November 25, 2011 9:58 am
 

Steve Addington leaves Penske Racing

Addington gets paid very well to deal with whatever nonesense his drivers put him through.  Im sure he is able to deal with Kurt or Kyle just fine.  Now it looks like he will get to deal with Tony Stewart who will be coming off a championship and a lot more pleasant then he might normally be.  Either way like I said Addington is a pro, one of the best and Im sure having a driver give him a hard time, while annoying probably rolls off his back by now...




Since: Jan 16, 2009
Posted on: November 23, 2011 12:19 pm
 

Steve Addington leaves Penske Racing

NOT THAT I LIKE ADDINGTON BUT HE IS IN A BETTER PLACE NOW I HATE ALL THE BUSCH'S BUNCH OF PUNKS CAN'T WIN SHOT!



Since: Jan 5, 2007
Posted on: November 22, 2011 3:26 pm
 

Steve Addington leaves Penske Racing

My guess is Grubb may actually step away from racing and spend more time with his family. He's a good guy and has
some young kids that would really appreciate spending more time with their Dad. I think thats what he wants too.
And for Addington leaving the often menstrating Kurt Busch, good for him.



Since: Sep 7, 2010
Posted on: November 22, 2011 1:46 pm
 

Steve Addington leaves Penske Racing

While Stewart can get heated at times, Stewart would be much more pleasant to work for than Kurt Busch.
I guess this goes to prove that everything is relative depending on your experiences and surroundings.

Where or What is Mr. Grubb going to do now that he's leaving Stewart/Haas? 



Since: Nov 23, 2006
Posted on: November 22, 2011 1:36 pm
 

Steve Addington leaves Penske Racing

Poor Steve, He went from Kyle, to Kurt, maybe he needs to work with Mark Martin to regain his sanity and self worth



Since: Oct 8, 2010
Posted on: November 22, 2011 12:56 pm
 

Report: Steve Addington leaves Penske Racing

Can't really blame him.  Kurt Busch has anger issues.  While Stewart can get heated at times, Stewart would be much more pleasant to work for than Kurt Busch.


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