KERNERSVILLE, NC (January 31, 2013) NTS Motorsports is pleased to announce that Eddie Pardue has been named crew chief for the No. 14 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender, Brennan Newberry for the 2013 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season. As NTS Motorsports continues to build a formidable team, the signing of Pardue has helped escalate the strength of the organization.
Pardue began working in NASCAR in 1993. Before becoming a crew chief, the Virginia-native served as a shock specialist and spotter. With more than 10 years of experience, Pardue brings with him a wealth of knowledge to the young team and will certainly be a valuable asset to Newberry as he tackles his first full-time NCWTS schedule.
“I’m extremely motivated going into the 2013 season with Eddie (Pardue) as my crew chief,” said Newberry. “He has a successful history of working with young drivers and I believe his personality will mesh well with mine to create the positive chemistry we need to be successful on the track.”
Pardue began his successful career as a crew chief in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) in 1998. His resume includes three NNS wins with drivers, Greg Biffle and Matt Kenseth, eight pole awards and more than 35 top-five finishes. The veteran crew chief has helped sculpt the career of many top drivers in the sport today and hopes to continue that journey with Newberry in 2013.
“NTS Motorsports has an incredible amount of support behind it,” explained Pardue, “so I have a ton of confidence going into 2013. Having worked with a lot of talented drivers, I can tell that Brennan (Newberry) and I are going to have a lot of success together.”
Pardue will make his debut atop the pit box in the NCWTS when the 36-truck field takes the green flag at Daytona International Speedway on Friday, February 22. The NextEra Energy Resource 250 will be televised live on SPEED and broadcast on SIRIUS/XM Radio NASCAR Channel 90 as well as more than 400 Motor Racing Network (MRN) radio stations worldwide.
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