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Andy Petree to serve as competition advisor to Richard Childress Racing

Bank of America 500 Practice

CONCORD, NC - OCTOBER 12: Television newcomer Andy Petree, a former team owner and crew chief, responds to questions regarding joining ESPN as an analyst for the NASCAR coverage, prior to practice for the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Bank of America 500 on October 12, 2006 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carloina. (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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Andy Petree has been retained by Richard Childress Racing as a competition advisor.

Petree was the crew chief for Dale Earnhardt when he won his last two Cup championships in 1993 and 1994. RCR has not won a Cup title since.

“We welcome Andy to RCR in an advisory role,” Richard Childress said in a press release. “Andy is someone I’ve known for many years and his knowledge of our industry runs deep. He is well respected within our community and will provide a fresh perspective as we evaluate opportunities to improve.”

Petree owned his own NASCAR team from 1996 to 2004 and fielded entries in all three of NASCAR’s top touring series.

He won 25 Cup races as a crew chief and four NASCAR races as an owner.

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