Burns Back As Labonte’s Crew Chief


HARRISBURG, N.C. – Hard work and dedication does pay off. Late Friday afternoon, JTG Daugherty Racing inked Brian Burns to return as crew chief of the No. 47 Toyota Camry with driver Bobby Labonte for the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.

“Anytime we have needed Brian to step into a crew chief role and lead our team, he has risen to the challenge,” co-owner Tad Geschickter said. “He has done a solid job for us and we’re pleased he accepted the position to guide our team in 2013.”

With Burns and the addition of general manager Bobby Hutchens, the team made forward progress and turned in some respectable finishes. Now, Burns is ready to build on the foundation he already has in place.

“I’m looking forward to this season and working with Bobby again,” Burns said. “The 2013 car may have leveled the playing field with all the changes and I feel like we will be able to turn some heads. We have some good things on the horizon and we are adding more engineering support. We are also staffing up to have extra support at the shop and track. Our team owners are providing us with the tools we need to get to the next level.”