Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 11/28/11
Richard Childress Racing has named Drew Blickensderfer crew chief for Jeff Burton's NASCAR Sprint Cup entry for the 2012 season. Blickensderfer most recently worked with Roush Fenway Racing and driver David Ragan, who he led to his first NASCAR Sprint Cup win at Daytona International Speedway this July. FOXSports.com first reported the move on Nov. 22. Luke Lambert, interim crew chief during the latter part of the 2011 season for the team, will assume an as yet-to-be announced position at RCR. Blickensderfer begins his RCR career after nearly a decade with Roush Fenway Racing. He has been a crew chief in the Sprint Cup and Nationwide series since 2007. "I'm excited about the move to RCR and the opportunity to help lead Jeff Burton and the Cat/Wheaties Racing team back into Chase contention," Blickensderfer said. "I was around Jeff briefly at RFR and always admired and liked him. He's a very talented driver and I look forward to working him and the rest of the No. 31 team in 201...
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