Todd Parrott

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Todd Parrott
Todd Parrott.jpg
Parrott in 1997
Personal information
Nationality American
Born (1964-02-09) February 9, 1964 (age 50)
Sport
Country United States
Sport NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Team Tommy Baldwin Racing

Todd Parrott (born February 9, 1964) is an American stock car racing crew chief. He acts as crew chief for the Tommy Baldwin Racing No. 36 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. He was the 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup Series champion crew chief, working the Robert Yates Racing No. 88 Ford of Dale Jarrett.

Career[edit]

He was the championship crew chief of the #88 with Dale Jarrett in 1999.[1] He is also the third most winning active crew chief in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with 31 career wins as of 2013. Parrott is the son of former Richard Petty crew chief Buddy Parrott and a brother of former Carl Edwards crew chief Brad Parrott.[2][3]

Parrott's first crew chief position was working for Ernie Irvan in 1995 at Yates Racing. In his time at Yates he has also worked with Dale Jarrett, Elliott Sadler and David Gilliland. In 2006, Parrot was crew chief for Bobby Labonte at Petty Enterprises.[4]

He was working the speedway program in the Research and Development department of Roush Fenway Racing prior to joining Kenseth on the #17. After a poor performance at the 2010 Daytona 500 Parrott replaced Drew Blickensderfer as crew chief for the rest of the season.[5] Midway through the season however Parrott was released; he joined Richard Petty Motorsports starting at Chicagoland Speedway as crew chief for Elliott Sadler's No. 19. He moved to the No. 9 team and driver Marcos Ambrose to start the 2011 season; two-thirds through the 2012 season RPM's teams switched crew chiefs with Parrott going to the No. 43 of Aric Almirola,[6] where he remained for 2013.

On October 17, 2013, it was announced that Parrott had been indefinitely suspended due to failing to meet NASCAR's substance abuse policy.[7] He was released by Richard Petty Motorsports on October 21.[1]

On February 3, 2014, Parrott was named the crew chief of the No. 36 of Tommy Baldwin Racing,[8] driven by Reed Sorenson.[9]

History[edit]

Year # Team
1995–2002 #88 Robert Yates Racing
2004–2005 #38 Robert Yates Racing
2005 #88 Robert Yates Racing
2006 #43 Petty Enterprises
2006–2007 #38 Robert Yates Racing
2008 #28 Yates Racing
2009 #96 Hall of Fame Racing with Yates Racing
2010 #17 Roush Fenway Racing
2010 #19 Richard Petty Motorsports
2011–9/10/2012 #9 Richard Petty Motorsports
9/10/2012 #43 Richard Petty Motorsports
2014 #36 Tommy Baldwin Racing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Spencer, Lee (October 22, 2013). "Petty, crew chief Parrott part ways". Fox Sports. Retrieved 2013-10-22. 
  2. ^ Dave Rodman (2010-04-19). "Kenseth, Parrott revisit past at Roush Fenway – Apr 19, 2010". Nascar.Com. Retrieved 2010-11-27. 
  3. ^ By Dave Rodman, NASCAR.COM (2006-06-13). "Shop Talk: Todd Parrott – Jun 13, 2006". Nascar.Com. Retrieved 2010-11-27. 
  4. ^ Post a Comment (2008-11-20). "Travis Kvapil-Todd Parrott pairing at Yates Racing could be over | NASCAR News Now". SceneDaily.com. Retrieved 2010-11-27. 
  5. ^ "NASCAR — CUP: Parrott Ready To Challenge — SPEEDtv.com". Nascar.speedtv.com. Retrieved 2010-11-27. 
  6. ^ "Ambrose, Almirola swap crew chiefs at RPM". NASCAR.com. September 10, 2012. Retrieved 2013-10-17. 
  7. ^ Ryan, Nate (October 17, 2013). "Crew chief Todd Parrott suspended indefinitely". USA Today. McLean, VA. Retrieved 2013-10-17. 
  8. ^ "Todd Parrott new No. 36 crew chief". ESPN. February 3, 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-07. 
  9. ^ "TOMMY BALDWIN RACING TABS SORENSON FOR NO. 36". NASCAR. February 4, 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-04. 

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