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Leavine Family Racing parts ways with crew chief

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Leavine Family Racing announced Friday that crew chief Wally Rogers is no longer with the team.

The team is running a partial schedule and is not competing this weekend at Darlington Raceway. It will be back with driver Michael McDowell next weekend at Richmond International Raceway.

“We appreciate everything Wally has done for this organization,’' team owner Bob Leavine said in a statement. “I’m committed to growing this race team and improving our on-track performance. Looking ahead to 2016, we are putting the pieces in place to improve the overall performance of this race team.’'

McDowell’s best finish this season is 20th at Watkins Glen International. McDowell has started 11 of 24 races this season.

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