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Pat Tryson Out at BK Racing, Replaced by Doug Richert

July 16th, 2013 at 4:29 PM
By Clayton Caldwell

Pat Tryson has parted ways with BK Racing, the teams' co-owner Ron Devine confirmed Tuesday. Tryson was the crew chief for David Reutimann and the #83 Toyota for all 19 races in the 2013 season. Reutimann and his team currently sit 32nd in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points standings. The best finish for the team came in the Daytona 500 when they finished 16th. Since then the #83 team hasn't registered a top 20 finish. Devine commented on the Tryson situation.

 "Pat's a great resource in the sport, we asked Pat to come in at a time when we were trying to get up to speed, and, for now, we've just decided to go in a slightly different direction. We're comfortable where these teams are progressing. We're still a very young team, only about 16 months old. But I feel good about where we're going. We wish Pat all the best. He has a lot of talent," Devine said.

'David Reutimann' photo (c) 2012, Mike Kalasnik - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Tryson is being replaced by veteran crew chief Doug Richert. Richert has a large resume and has been with BK Racing since its inception, including a stint as crew chief in the 2012 season with driver Landon Cassill. Richert has 13 wins in his 481 races in his Sprint Cup career, including a championship with driver Dale Earnhardt in 1980. Richert also has 12 Truck Series wins and one Nationwide Series win as a crew chief in his career.

Tags: BK Racing, David Reutimann, Doug Richert, landon cassill, Motorsports, NASCAR, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Pat Tryson

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