FORT WORTH, TEXAS - APRIL 13: Ryan Blaney, driver of the #12 Menards/Knauf Insulation Ford, drives during qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 400 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 13, 2024 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) | Getty Images
FORT WORTH, TEXAS - APRIL 13: Ryan Blaney, driver of the #12 Menards/Knauf Insulation Ford, drives during qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 400 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 13, 2024 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Tony Palmer to serve as Ryan Blaney’s crew chief at Talladega

Tony Palmer, an engineer on the Team Penske No. 12 team of Ryan Blaney will serve as crew chief this weekend for the GEICO 500 NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.

Blaney’s crew chief, Jonathan Hassler, is not at the track. He wife gave birth to a daughter earlier this week.