Crew chief named for Kennedy’s Bristol ride

first_imgChris Carrier named crew chief of Turner Scott Motorsports’ fourth Truck Series entry WATCH: Logano celebrates Michigan win “I look forward to the opportunity to compete again in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series,” said Carrier. “I enjoy working with young talent, and I think Ben Kennedy and Cale Gale have what it takes to be successful in this sport. We have a great team behind us at Turner Scott Motorsports, and I am looking forward to getting to work and joining the truck series this week at Bristol.”Carrier, a NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and NCWTS veteran, has served as crew chief for 329 events throughout the three series, earning five wins, 24 top fives, 52 top 10s and seven poles. Carrier’s most recent work in the NCWTS includes serving as crew chief on the No. 30 last season, leading Nelson Piquet Jr. to two wins, nine top fives, 15 top 10s and four poles. The Tennessee native earned his first career win with Harry Gant in 1994 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.The organization has also named Pat Tryson as crew chief for the No. 30 NASCAR Nationwide Series entry. Tryson will take over the crew chief duties for Piquet Jr. starting in the August 23 race at Bristol.”I am very excited about the opportunity to join Turner Scott Motorsports and the No. 30 team,” said Tryson. “I am really looking forward to working with Nelson Piquet Jr. and the rest of the team. Nelson is a very talented, hard-nosed competitor and I think we will work very well together. The pieces are in place at Turner Scott Motorsports to have a championship caliber team, and I am looking forward to helping this team get to victory lane. I would like to thank [co-owners] Steve Turner and Harry Scott, Jr. for giving me the opportunity to join their organization, and I am looking forward to getting to work this weekend at Bristol.”Tryson, a NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series veteran has served as crew chief for 516 events, earning a total of 10 wins, 66 top-five, 139-top 10s and four poles throughout the three series. The Malvern, Pa. native earned his first career win with Elliott Sadler in 2001 at Bristol Motor Speedway.READ MORE: READ: Full coverage from Michigan, Mid-Ohio WATCH: Johnson out early at Michigancenter_img FULL SERIES COVERAGE• View all articles • View all videos • View all photos WATCH: Dillon spins in Stewart’s No. 14 Turner Scott Motorsports announced Monday that the team has named Chris Carrier as crew chief of the team’s fourth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series entry.Carrier and his TSM team will be at Bristol Motor Speedway Wednesday night providing support for Ben Kennedy Racing’s No. 96 entry in the Camping World Truck Series UNOH 200. Carrier will also be on the pit box and calling the shots for the No. 96 at Iowa, Chicago, Martinsville and Homestead-Miami Speedway. The team will run a limited schedule for the remaining portion of the year with Kennedy and Cale Gale behind the wheel.last_img read more

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Forthcoming Chris Cornell Documentary To Be Directed By Pete Berg, Produced By Brad Pitt

first_imgA forthcoming documentary on late grunge-era rock guitarist and singer Chris Cornell has been given the green light by the Cornell estate to go into production. The project, which has yet to be given an official title, will be produced by Hollywood actor Brad Pitt and acclaimed director Pete Berg (Friday Night Lights, Lone Survivor). Cornell’s widow, Vicky Cornell, will also come on to the project as a producer. The upcoming film is the first official documentary approved by Cornell’s estate since the Soundgarden singer killed himself following a solo concert in Detroit on May 18, 2017.Pitt was one of the many notable entertainers in attendance at the “I Am the Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell” concert event at The Forum in Los Angeles last month. Pitt helped welcome Cornell’s daughter Toni and Ziggy Marley to the stage to perform a lovely duet cover of Bob Marley & The Wailers‘ 1980 ballad, “Redemption Song”. With the confirmation of the documentary on Thursday, there’s a pretty good chance that Pitt’s appearance at the all-star event means that footage of the concert could very well end up in the final cut of the film.Related: Pearl Jam Honors Chris Cornell & Tom Petty, Welcomes Soundgarden & Mudhoney Members In SeattleThe report did not state who, if any, of Cornell’s former bandmates, friends, and industry colleagues may appear as interview subjects in the upcoming film. Considering the fact that Cornell’s family is on board in helping to produce the film, fans should also expect to be presented with never-before-seen archival footage of the famous rock singer prior to his untimely death.The upcoming film is the most recent of numerous tributes which have come into existence in the nearly two years since Cornell passed. A statue of Cornell was recently erected in his hometown of Seattle outside of one of the city’s museums. The Cornell estate also recently helped to plan and release a 62-track, 4-disc box set containing 11 previously-unreleased recordings last November.[H/T Variety]last_img read more

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