Hendrick Motorsports has announced that ESPN NASCAR analyst Ray Evernham has “come home” again, this time in a management position that will have him working with all the crew chiefs to improve the overall organization, rather that going back to being a chief himself. However, his new position will keep him in the pit box for approximately 15 races during the year.
"I'll be working with everybody at Hendrick Motorsports as part of the management team,'' he told "Sirius Speedway" hosts Dave Moody and Angie Skinner Tuesday. "I've met with crew chiefs and I think I've got a good perspective as they face different challenges."
Evernham, 56, who was considered one of “the greatest crew chiefs,” in NASCAR after steering Jeff Gordon to three Cup championships in 1995, 1997 and 1998, admitted that although he has kept close ties to Henrick's since joining ESPN, he was hasn’t been involved with the company’s NASCAR division since 2011 because of his position at the network.
However, “now that I'm not doing the ESPN thing this will allow me to be involved in some of the management and some of the things that they're doing at Hendrick Motorsports, without risking my credibility with the organization or the fans.”