NASCAR tabs Kingsport native Glover to be Touring Series technical director

Associated Press • Aug 12, 2013 at 5:09 PM

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Kingsport native and three-time Daytona 500 winning crew chief Tony Glover has been named technical director of NASCAR’s Touring Series.

The appointment was one of several made Tuesday.

Former crew chief Chris Wright was named K&N Pro Series East director. Kip Childress was named K&N Pro Series West Director. Les Westerfield resumes his role as Touring Series technical coordinator and K&N Pro Series East race director.

Glover won 24 races as crew chief, including the 1991 Daytona 500 with Ernie Irvan and the 1994 and 1995 Daytona 500s with Sterling Marlin.

Childress has been the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Director since 2008 and is a third-generation NASCAR official. Wright has been a crew chief, shop foreman and consultant for teams at several NASCAR levels.

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