BROWNSBURG, Ind. --
Mon, 27 Jan 2014, 11:50 AM
Crew Chief Rob Wendland Released by Don Schumacher Racing
Courtesy of Jeff Wolf
It was announced today that Rob Wendland, a Don Schumacher Racing crew chief since mid-2011, has
been released. Wendland tuned the Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car driven by Johnny Gray through the
2013 season and had been slated to be the crew chief of the Make-A-Wish Dodge Charger R/T driven by
Tommy Johnson Jr. in 2014.
"I wish Rob nothing but the best," said Schumacher. "We're very grateful for his time with us."
Wendland was the crew chief in each of Gray's seven Funny Car victories.
A new crew chief for the Terry Chandler-sponsored Make-A-Wish Dodge has yet to be named. In the
interim, Director of Racing Todd Okuhara, a veteran crew chief, will take the lead with support
from the venerable pool of DSR Funny Car crew chiefs that will oversee the Johnson-driven entry.
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