The No. 78 car in NASCAR's Sprint Cup series recently swapped crew chiefs with the Furniture Row Racing team, adding Todd Berrier who plans on steering driver Regan Smith in the right direction.
Pete Rondeau was replaced, according to the team. Berrier, who replaces him, is 42 years old and has worked as the crew chief for Kevin Harvick for six years in NASCAR's top series. He assisted Harvick in the Chase playoff three times from 2006 until 2008 and also led the driver to eight victories, which include the Daytona 500 and Brickyard 400.
Regan Smith has had problems this season after entering with high expectations after winning a race last season and finishing in the top five in one race before struggling this year by finishing in the top 15 just twice, with the highest place being 14th.
Berrier has worked with Richard Childress Racing for 18 years and was most recently the crew chief and general manager for JTG Daugherty Racing with driver Bobby Labonte.
Todd Berrier was replaced by Gil Martin in 2009 after his driver Kevin Harvick went winless in 2008 and getting off to a slow start the next year.