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KVSH Racing adds Chris Mower as team manager


driver of the XXX during the Phoenix Grand Prix at Phoenix International Raceway on April 2, 2016 in Avondale, Arizona.

Christian Petersen

Veteran team manager Chris Mower has joined KVSH Racing in the same role, the team announced on Friday.

Mower will work with KVSH Racing general manager Steve Moore in overseeing the No. 11 Team Hydroxycut KVSH Racing Chevrolet, driven by Sebastien Bourdais. KVSH Racing has a technical alliance with the PIRTEK Team Murray effort for Matthew Brabham in the month of May and the team is expected to add a third car for the Indianapolis 500.

It’s a nice landing spot for Mower, who was team manager of the ill-fated Nissan LMP1 program last year.

While Nissan’s car struggled on track and never ran a hybrid system in its one and only race start at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the work and effort put in by the Mower-led crew was unquestioned - and it’s good to see the crew, who were let go under less than ideal circumstances, sort out landing spots.

Mower joins Brandon Fry and Max Chilton among those from the Nissan LMP1 program now in IndyCar; Fry is working with Chilton as race engineer of his No. 8 Gallagher Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet.

Mower’s past experience includes the Nissan time, a longer run with Panther Racing from 2008 to 2013, and a prior stint at Conquest Racing from 2002 to 2008, according to his LinkedIn page.

Mower was instrumental in bringing the late Justin Wilson to Champ Car in 2004 with Conquest; Wilson drove for Mower’s Nordic team in F3000, and won that series’ championship in 2001.

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