CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Greg Zipadelli is reuniting with Tony Stewart as competition director at Stewart-Haas Racing.
Zipadelli received his release from Joe Gibbs Racing earlier this week. He's been crew chief of the No. 20 at JGR since 1999 and spent 10 years with Stewart.
Zipadelli guided Stewart to the NASCAR championship in 2002 and 2005. He has spent the last three seasons as crew chief for Joey Logano.
JGR then selected Jason Ratcliff as the new crew chief for Logano.
Ratcliff spent the last seven years as crew chief for JGR's No. 18 Nationwide Series team. He led that team to 30 victories and the owner's championships in 2009 and 2010.
Stewart has been without a competition director since early summer and has long believed to have been holding out for Zipadelli.

Recent NASCAR Discussions

2017 NASCAR Changes on Tue, Jan 2017 by Michael Cash
Can-Am 500 Betting News and Notes on Sun, Nov 2016 by Blade
AAA Texas 500 Betting News and Notes on Thu, Nov 2016 by Blade
Goody's 500 Betting News and Notes on Sat, Oct 2016 by Blade
Advertisement

NASCAR Odds

Driver Odds
Odds to win the Daytona 500 @ Daytona International Speedway
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. #88 +600
Brad Keselowski #2 +750
Kevin Harvick #4 +1000
Kyle Busch #18 +1000
Joey Logano #22 +1000

Nascar Top Stories

Thumbnail Daytona 500 Odds We are about a month away from the 2017 Daytona 500. Here is an early look at the odds to win the race.
Thumbnail NASCAR Championship Odds As the 2017 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Season is set to begin later next month, here is the latest odds to win the season championship.
Thumbnail Can Dale Jr. win in 2017? After missing a large chunk of the 2016 season due to a concussion, Dale Earnhardt Jr. says he is ready to go for 2017. Can he be a championship...
Thumbnail Edwards steps away from NASCAR In a surprising move this week, Carl Edwards has chosen to leave NASCAR and step away from his racing career.