Martin Truex Jr. gets new crew chief

Nov 15, 2014; Homestead, Miami, USA; Sprint Cup Series driver Martin Truex Jr. (78) during practice for the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team Furniture Row Racing has promoted Cole Pearn from lead race engineer to crew chief for the No. 78 Chevrolet race team and driver Martin Truex Jr., according to a release from FRR on Wednesday.

Todd Berrier, the former No. 78 crew chief, has been offered another position within the organization, according to the release.

“In an effort to continue to move the team forward, we feel the personnel changes and new additions will yield positive results on the race track,” Furniture Row Racing General Manager said. “Cole has played a vital role in our growth. The well-rounded skill sets that he brings to the table in his new position as crew chief will be instrumental in our commitment to once again become a Chase participant. As a former racer and an experienced engineer, Cole has a thorough understanding of what it takes to bring us to that level.”

Pearn has been with FRR in 2010, arriving from Richard Childress Racing. He began with Furniture Row as a race-engineering staff member and held that position until midway through the 2011 season. He then became Furniture Row’s lead race engineer during the 2012 season.

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