Originally written on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 10/14/14

CONCORD, NC - JANUARY 19: Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 AFLAC Ford looks on, during the NASCAR Sprint Media Tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway on January 18, 2010 in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images)
Bob Osborne, the crew chief of Carl Edwards stepped down today citing medical reasons. Osborne will remain with the organization as a senior member of the organization’s management team and steering committee.  ”I have had the pleasure of working with Carl Edwards for the past nine years and, during that time, my focus has been building a championship-caliber program,” Osborne said. “I’m proud of the 18 wins we’ve had together in Sprint Cup Series competition and our two second-place points finishes.” Osborne had run the No. 99 team since 2004, with Edwards took over that ride for the final 13 races of that season. Last season, Carl Edwards and Tony Stewart tied for the chase, but due to Stewart’s wins; he was given the tiebreaker. Osborne will be replaced as crew chief by Chad Norris, who has been with Roush since 2005 as a crew chief in both the Nationwide and Truck Series. He has served as crew chief for Ricky Stenhouse Jr. during his limited Sprint Cup Series schedule. Norris’ ...
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