Nick Harrison (racing)

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Nick Harrison
Personal information
Birth name Nicholas Harrison
Nationality American
Occupation Crew chief
Years active 2006–present
Sport
Sport NASCAR Xfinity Series
Team 33. Richard Childress Racing

Nicholas "Nick" Harrison is an American stock car racing crew chief, working in the role on the No. 33 Chevrolet Camaro of Richard Childress Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driven by Brandon Jones. Previously, Harrison had worked in the Sprint Cup Series for Phoenix Racing.

Career[edit]

Harrison started his NASCAR career in the Busch Series in 2006 as crew chief for Chad Chaffin and Steadman Marlin.[1] In 2010, Harrison joined Phoenix Racing as crew chief for Landon Cassill,[2] and also worked with Bobby Labonte during the season.[3] The following season, Cassill, Mike Bliss, Boris Said and Bill Elliott worked with Harrison.[1] In 2012, Harrison worked with Kurt Busch until the final six weeks of the season, in which Busch left the team for Furniture Row Racing, and was replaced by Regan Smith.[4]

As of the 2013 AAA 400, Harrison has served as crew chief for eleven different drivers during the season, all of whom drove for Phoenix Racing: A. J. Allmendinger,[5] Austin Dillon,[6] Brendan Gaughan,[7] Owen Kelly,[8] Jacques Villeneuve,[9] Bobby Labonte,[10] Regan Smith,[11] Ryan Truex,[1][12] Mike Bliss,[13] Justin Allgaier,[14] and Michael McDowell.[15]

In the Nationwide Series, Harrison has also served as crew chief for Ryan Newman in 2010, Landon Cassill and Jamie McMurray in 2011, Kurt Busch in 2012 and 2013, along with Jeremy Clements in 2013.[1] With Harrison, Busch won the 2012 Subway Jalapeño 250 at Daytona International Speedway.[16] Harrison also worked with Busch in the Camping World Truck Series in 2012 at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the Jeff Foxworthy's Grit Chips 200 for Billy Ballew Motorsports, finishing tenth.[17]

In October 2013, Harrison announced that he would be leaving Phoenix Racing following the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway, joining Richard Childress Racing to act as crew chief for the team's No. 33 Chevrolet Camaro in the Nationwide Series,[18] replacing Ernie Cope.[19] He joined the No. 3 team in 2015.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Nick Harrison". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2013-08-28. 
  2. ^ Schilke, Nancy (2013-08-28). "Harry Scott, Jr. reaches agreement with Phoenix Racing". Motorsport.com. Retrieved 2013-08-28. 
  3. ^ "Phoenix Racing and Bobby Labonte Bring Home Top 20 Finish". Bobby Labonte. 2010-11-14. Retrieved 2013-08-28. 
  4. ^ Livingstone, Seth (2012-09-30). "Phoenix Racing committed to finishing season". NASCAR. Retrieved 2013-08-28. 
  5. ^ "Phoenix Racing tabs Allmendinger for No. 51". NASCAR. 2013-02-26. Retrieved 2013-08-28. 
  6. ^ "Austin Dillon to run Cup race for Phoenix Racing at Las Vegas". Sporting News. 2013-01-11. Retrieved 2013-08-28. 
  7. ^ Eddinger, Mark (2013-08-12). "Brendan Gaughan Will Drive for Phoenix Racing This Weekend at Michigan". Sports Media 101. Retrieved 2013-08-28. 
  8. ^ Schilke, Nancy (2013-07-20). "Australian Owen Kelly to realise NASCAR Sprint Cup dream". Motorsport.com. Retrieved 2013-08-28. 
  9. ^ Morgan, Sam (2013-06-18). "Villeneuve joins Phoenix for Sonoma". Racer. Retrieved 2013-08-28. 
  10. ^ Pockrass, Bob (2013-07-10). "Bobby Labonte will race at Michigan for Phoenix Racing". Sporting News. Retrieved 2013-08-28. 
  11. ^ Spencer, Lee (2013-03-18). "Smith to drive Martinsville Cup race". Fox Sports. Retrieved 2013-08-28. 
  12. ^ "Ryan Truex to Make NASCAR Sprint Cup Debut at Bristol". Catchfence. 2013-08-20. Retrieved 2013-08-28. 
  13. ^ Gluck, Jeff (2013-08-28). "Bobby Labonte breaks ribs in bike crash, will miss race". USA Today. Retrieved 2013-08-28. 
  14. ^ Albert, Zack (September 14, 2013). "Allgaier lives dream with Cup debut, daughter". NASCAR.com. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  15. ^ "17th Annual "Sylvania 300" Entry List" (PDF). New Hampshire Motor Speedway. September 16, 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-23. 
  16. ^ Corrigan, Candice (2012-07-12). "Kurt Busch Wins Dramatic Daytona Nationwide Race". Motor Racing Digest. Retrieved 2013-08-28. 
  17. ^ "2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2013-08-28. 
  18. ^ Spencer, Lee (October 2, 2012). "Harrison leaving Phoenix for RCR". Fox Sports. Retrieved 2013-10-02. 
  19. ^ "Harrison To Lead No. 33 Nationwide Team". National Speed Sport News. October 8, 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-08. 
  20. ^ "RCR swaps No. 3 and No. 33 NASCAR XFINITY Series crew chiefs". Richard Childress Racing. June 24, 2015. Retrieved 2015-06-24. 

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