Darian Grubb was told following the race at Charlotte that he was not going to be back as the crew chief of the #14 driven by Tony Stewart. The team continued an impressive run in the final ten races, known as the Chase, and captured the NASCAR Sprint Cup title.
Still Grubb was already out the door. Next in the door may be Steve Addington. Many insiders such as David Newton of ESPN and Larry MacReynolds believe that the former crew chief of Kurt Busch will be the next to sit atop the war wagon of the #14.
The 2011 year was trying for Addington and Busch. They climbed as high as first in the point standings following a race at Bristol and later won at Dover during the Chase to reach fourth. In the final three races Busch ran out of gas twice and broke a sway arm that resulted in a 11th place finish in the championship standings.
Rumors about Addington’s impending departure from Penske Racing started early in the season. The veteran crew chief did little to squash the rumors and as th...