Bobby Labonte, the 2000 NASCAR Cup champion, will have a vastly different supporting cast in 2012, JTG/Daugherty Racing announced Sunday.
The team is adding Todd Berrier as crew chief and general manager of the No. 47 Toyota. Frank Kerr, the current crew chief, will transition into shop foreman. JTG/D also will add Laerte Zatta as director of engineering.
In addition to the personnel changes, JTG/D will open its own shop in 2012 in Harrisburg, NC. The team has shared space the past three years in Cornelius, NC, with Michael Waltrip Racing. Also, JTG/D will transfer engine programs from TRD to Triad Racing Technologies.
"Most people do not realize how much of a team's success is based on the preparation that goes on at the shop," said Tad Geschickter, founder and co-owner of JTG/Daugherty Racing. "We appreciate Frankie's dedication and know that without his efforts we would not be standing here today. He will do a great job ensuring that our processes and preparation at the shop a...