Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 11/26/12
Paul Wolfe once chased his dream of being a championship driver. He worked to land a ride in one of NASCAR's premier series, then changed his direction. It certainly paid off. After all, the 35-year-old has reached the ultimate peak in his career. This week, he's hoisting a different trophy than the one he initially eyed, but one equally coveted by competitors throughout the sport -- that of NASCAR Sprint Cup champion crew chief. In many ways, it seems like the success came overnight. In reality, though, it was a long road to the title he just won with driver Brad Keselowski and team owner Roger Penske. Wolfe, a native of Milford, NY, concedes it has been a rather lengthy, and unusual, path. "It's been a long road and a lot of hard work," he said. "Just continuing to try to put myself around good people and learn the sport. I feel like I've been able to do that. It's put me in with a great company in Penske Racing and a great driver with Brad." It started, though, with Wolfe ...
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