Todd Parrott didn't start the season as a crew chief for any team, but now he's with his second team as Richard Petty Motorsports has plucked him away from Roush Fenway Racing and paired him with Elliott Sadler .
Parrott took over as Matt Kenseth's crew chief following the Daytona 500. The pair started strong but then performance began to lag and after just 15 races together, Roush decided to make a change, replacing Parrott with Jimmy Fennig and moving Parrott to research and development.
Parrott replaces Wally Rogers, who will remain with the organization.
Press release follows:
Richard Petty Motorsports has named Todd Parrot as crew chief for driver Elliott Sadler and the No. 19 Stanley Ford team in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Parrott joins RPM from his position as R&D Manager at Roush Fenway Racing. The change reunites Parrott with Sadler who worked with each other at Yates Racing in 2004.
"We are happy to welcome Todd to our team and reunite him with Elliott," said Robbie Loomis, Vice President of Competition for RPM. "We appreciate all of Wally Rogers' hard work with this team for the first half of the season. He will continue to be a valuable member of RPM."
A native of Charlotte, N.C., Parrott brings with him over 15 years of experience as crew chief in NASCAR. He has 29 wins in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR's highest level of racing. Two of those wins came with Sadler during the 2004 season. The 46-year-old was crew chief for driver Dale Jarrett when the No. 88 Yates Racing team claimed the 1999 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship.