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Premium Motorsports to rotate crew chiefs

After hiring two long-time NASCAR crew chiefs over the past six months, Premium Motorsports is putting Pat Tryson and Todd Parrott to work in 2018, fielding one full-time car as the two will lead the team on a rotating schedule.

Jay Robinson, owner of Premium Motorsports, claimed the move was for two reasons: (1) so the team can be more prepared upon showing up to the track on a weekly basis and (2) so each crew chief won’t get worn out by the grind of the long Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule.

"The idea is each crew chief will have about 12 full days with the car to prepare it and take it and get it checked on the Hawkeye machine," Robinson told Frontstretch. "There will be more time off for the crew chiefs when the one that’s not working that particular weekend gets that weekend off. I’m sure he will watch the race, but he can plan some quality time with his family."

At the Daytona 500, Tryson guided Justin Marks to a 12th-place finish, while competing for Rick Ware Racing, which was a one-race alliance with Premium Motorsports. At Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend, Parrott will be on top of the No. 15 pit box, only for Tryson to return to the box at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 4.

Robinson said that the team "invested in" hiring more employees over the offseason. The organization now has 37 team members spread between the chartered Cup team and the two full-time Camping World Truck Series teams.