Crew Chief Shuffle at Win-Tron Racingby Kyle Pokrefky July 22, 2014
Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/NASCAR via Getty Images
Win-Tron Racing have announced a crew chief change for both their full-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and ARCA Racing Series teams.
Both Mason Mingus, driver of the No. 35 Call 811 Toyota in the Camping World Truck Series, and Frank Kimmel, driver of the No. 44 Menards Toyota in the ARCA Racing Series, will work with new crew chiefs ahead of their respective races at the Eldora Speedway and the Lucas Oil Raceway.
Mingus’s crew chief, Mark Rette, will move to ARCA to partner with Kimmel effectively immediately while Tripp Bruce will crew chief his first race with Win-Tron Racing for Mingus tomorrow night in the Mudsummer Classic.
Bruce brings eight years of experience with him to Win-Tron and he brings along with him a championship-caliber record. Bruce has won 10 races in the Camping World Truck Series and he has a championship with Johnny Benson to his credit that came with Bill Davis Racing in 2008. Bruce has spent his 2014 season split between five races for Ricky Benton Racing and one race for B.J. McLeod Motorsports – both part-time teams; his best result of the year has been a 13th-place finish with Scott Riggs for RBR at Dover.
Rette had guided Mingus to one top-10 finish in nine starts this year – a 10th-place result that came at Kansas. Rette has crew-chiefed one race in the ARCA Racing Series – he sat atop the pit box for Brandon McReynolds in 2011 at Talladega, McReynolds bringing their car home in the 25th position.
Mingus is currently in 13th in the Camping World Truck Series’ drivers’ standings while Kimmel is sitting third – 250 points out of the lead – in the ARCA Racing Series’ drivers’ standings. Mingus will participate in the Mudsummer Classic at Eldora tomorrow night while Kimmel will race in the SCOTT Get Geared Up 200 in Indianapolis on Friday night.