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Penske Racing has added Greg Erwin as crew chief of the No. 12 Ford Mustang driven by Sam Hornish, Jr. in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Erwin joins the Penske Racing team after most recently serving as the crew chief for Richard Petty Motorsports’ No. 43 Ford Fusion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
The move will give Hornish a veteran’s perspective as he competes in his second full season in the Nationwide Series. The native of Defiance, Ohio finished fourth in the Nationwide Series standings in 2012 after recording 10 top-five and 22 top-10 finishes in 33 starts.
Erwin comes to Penske Racing with vast experience with some of NASCAR’s top teams including Roush Fenway Racing where he teamed with Greg Biffle to win five (5) races and qualified for the Chase for the Sprint Cup in three (3) consecutive years.
“It is an honor to be selected as the crew chief of the No. 12 Ford Mustang,” said Erwin. “I would like to thank Roger Penske and everyone at Penske Racing for the opportunity t...
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Erwin will oversee the No. 12 NASCAR Nationwide Series team and driver Sam Hornish Jr., who embarks on his second full season on that tour.
"It is an honor to be selected as the crew chief of the No. 12 Ford Mustang," Erwin said in a release. "I would like to thank Roger Penske and everyone at Penske Racing...
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