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Jeff White to Lead Baker Curb Pit Crew, Coleman Released

Parker/Coleman mutually released for other opportunities

Brad Coleman
Brad Coleman
(Nashville, Tenn.) August 13, 2008 – Baker Curb Racing announced today the selection of chief engineer Jeff White as new crew chief for the No. 27 Kleenex Ford Fusion. White replaces NASCAR veteran Shawn Parker who resigned following the Watkins Glen race to pursue other opportunities.

White comes to the No. 27 car from within the Baker Curb organization, having served as crew chief for the No. 37 car this year.

Driver Brad Coleman is also leaving the No. 27 team to take over the wheel of the No. 96 Sprint Cup car. His last race with Baker Curb was a top-10 finish this past weekend at Watkins Glen. The 20-year-old Coleman has been with the team since October 2007, and, working with sponsor Kimberly-Clark, Coleman and the No. 27 Kleenex team notched two top 10 finishes, with his best finish being ninth at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

A replacement for Coleman has not yet been named.

Baker Curb racing (formerly Brewco) relocated to Nashville in December. Under the ownership of attorney Gary Baker and record mogul Mike Curb, the team is working hard to make a statement in the Nationwide Series.

“I’m sad to see both Brad and Shawn go,” said Gary Baker, team owner. “However, I understand they are making the right decisions for their careers. It has been great to work with them this season and I wish them only the best.”

White, age 44, brings a diverse array of experience to the helm of the racing team. Formerly the research and development director at Bobby Hamilton Racing, White also was the previous crew chief for the No. 18 BHR truck for the 2007 season. With a total of 17 years of racing experience, White brings tremendous knowledge and expertise to his new position.

White has already begun preparing the team for this weekend’s race at Michigan International Speedway. New crew chief White commented, “I am eager to take this leadership position with the No. 27 crew and continue the strong work ethic already in place there. Shawn and I have worked well together within the same garage, and I wish him success as he moves on.”

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