NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Nelson Piquet Jr. has a new crew chief, beginning with Friday night's Food City 250 race at Bristol (Ten.) Motor Speedway. Veteran NASCAR crew chief Pat Tryson was recently named by Turner Scott Motorsports as crew chief for Piquet and the No. 30 team.
"I am very excited about the opportunity to join Turner Scott Motorsports and the No. 30 team," Tryson said. "I am really looking forward to working with Nelson Piquet Jr. and the rest of the team. Nelson is a very talented, hard-nosed competitor, and I think we will work very well together. The pieces are in place at Turner Scott Motorsports to have a championship-caliber team, and I am looking forward to helping this team get to victory lane. I would like to thank (team owners) Steve Turner and Harry Scott Jr. for giving me the opportunity to join their organization, and I am looking forward to getting to work this weekend at Bristol."
Tryson has worked as a crew chief in 516 races across NASCAR's three national series -- Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck. He has a total of 10 wins, 66 top-fives and 139 top-10 finishes.
Tryson replaces Chris Carrier atop the No. 30 pit box. Carrier moves over to fill crew chiefing duties for a fourth Turner Scott entry in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. He was crew chief for Ben Kennedy in Wednesday night's truck race at Bristol. The team will run a limited schedule for the remainder of the season.