Premium Motorsports is adding a crew chief with a championship resume to its roster ahead of the Daytona 500.
The team announced it is hiring Todd Parrott, who was the crew chief for Dale Jarrett during his 1999 Cup Series championship team.
“I’m excited for my first day here at Premium Motorsports,” Parrott said in a statement via NBC Sports. “I’ve been talking to Jay (Robinson) for about a month or so regarding the possibility of coming here to help him with this program. He has quite a few good people here like Pat Tryson, Scott Eggleston, Brian Keselowski and Tommy Baldwin who I actually worked with before.
“As I walked around the shop this morning I recognized several other people that I’ve worked with in the past as well, so I’m really looking forward to this new and different opportunity for me here. I just can’t wait to get going and get racing.”
Owner Jay Robinson said he wanted to add Parrott to add more championship-level experience to his staff.
“The addition of Todd Parrott is the culmination of a plan that started a couple of years ago,” Robinson said. “We wanted to assemble the most experienced professionals available to our team in an effort to stay relevant and competitive. We are very pleased to have Todd join our staff and are looking forward to this season as we continue to build this team.”
Parrott last served as the crew chief for Michael McDowell at Leavine Family Racing.
Premium Motorsports will field Danica Patrick in the Daytona 500, and she will be paired with crew chief Tony Eury Jr. Justin Marks will drive the other car for the team in the Daytona 500.