Scott was an engineer at Michael Waltrip Racing for the past few seasons and was the unanimous choice to be the crew chief for the #55 Toyota in 2014.
“Billy was the unanimous selection by everyone here at MWR including the crew, drivers, and ownership,” said Michael Waltrip. “We feel like engineering is one of our strongest assets and with that type of talent in house it was easy to promote from within. Billy has earned this opportunity because he has helped develop and refine the engineering tools that we use every day to make our cars faster.”
Scott joins a team that finished 24th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series owner point standings between Vickers, Michael Waltrip, Mark Martin, and Elliott Sadler driving the car in 2013. Rodney Childers was the crew chief for the majority of the 2013 season before it was announced that he would move to Stewart-Haas Racing and the organization decided to go its separate ways with Childers. Vice President of Competition Scott Miller was the crew chief of the car from that point forward and while Miller will no longer be the crew chief of the car he will maintain his role as Vice President of Competition. It will mark Scott’s first time as a crew chief.
“I’m honored, but I also know this is a big responsibility,” said Scott on the announcement. “We have very high expectations for the Aaron’s Dream Machine in 2014. Brian has been incredible to work with and is a winner, so we can’t wait to get 2014 started.”
Vickers signed a multi-year deal with Michael Waltrip Racing and sponsor Aaron’s during the 2013 season. Vickers won the Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in June for his third career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory.
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