MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Champion crew chief Trip Bruce has joined Stringer Motorsports to lead Brad Sweet in the Truck Series for the 2010 season.
Bruce has worked for some of the most respected teams in the industry, spanning all three of NASCAR's top series. In 2004, Bruce got his first job as a crew chief when he joined Ultra Motorsports to lead their No. 2 entry in the Truck Series. Under Bruce's leadership, the team posted one pole and three wins with Jamie McMurray and Kasey Kahne.
In 2005, Bruce joined Evernham Motorsports to lead its Nationwide program. Working with numerous drivers in two years, Bruce compiled three wins, four top-fives and 12 top-10s, winning crew chief of the year in 2006.
In 2007, Bruce returned to Bill Davis Racing, where he worked from 1999 to 2003, to serve as crew chief for Johnny Benson in the Truck Series. The two captured four wins, 12 top-five and 19 top-10s in their first season together. The following year, Bruce saw a life-long goal fulfilled as he and Benson captured the 2008 championship with five wins, five poles, 14 top-five and 18 top-10s.
Stringer Motorsports owner Doug Stringer is thrilled to have the opportunity to hire someone with the caliber and championship-experience that Bruce brings to the table.
"Trip has worked for some of the most successful organizations in the industry and brings to this team a wealth of knowledge and experience," Stringer said. "When looking for someone to lead Brad Sweet's transition from open-wheel to stock cars, I knew I needed someone that not only could build this team into a winning organization but also someone that could be a strong mentor to Brad. Trip fits those requirements to a T."
For his part, Bruce is more than up for the challenge of not only working with a relatively new race team, but also a driver new to the NASCAR ranks.
"It's exciting to be a part of an organization that is just beginning to blossom," Bruce said. "We are basically starting from scratch and while that is a challenge, it's one that I enthusiastically welcome. Doug Stringer is no stranger to success in this sport and is dedicated to building this team into a championship-winning organization. I look forward to this new endeavor and to helping Brad Sweet make a successful transition into the Camping World Truck Series." - sr pr