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Stewart-Haas Racing

November 11, 2014,

Stewart-Haas Racing
Team history and full crews of Kevin Harvick, Danica Patrick, Tony Stewart and Kurt Busch

Manufacturer: Chevrolet
Engine builder: Hendrick Motorsports

Debut season:
Owner standings

Stewart-Haas Racing is co-owned by three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart and Gene Haas, founder of Haas Automation, the California-based manufacturer of machine tools.

The organization debuted in 2009, led by driver/owner Stewart, who won four races along with the non-points NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race. Both Stewart and teammate Ryan Newman made the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup in 2009. Stewart delivered the company’s first NASCAR Sprint Cup title in 2011, winning a record five races in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup and becoming the first driver/owner to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup title since Alan Kulwicki in 1992.

SHR expanded to three full-time teams with driver Danica Patrick in 2013, expanding once again to four full-time teams in 2014, with Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch joining existing SHR drivers Stewart and Patrick. The team fields four entries in the elite Sprint Cup Series: the No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet for Stewart, the No. 10 GoDaddy Chevrolet for Danica Patrick, the No. 4 Budweiser/Jimmy John’s Chevrolet for Kevin Harvick and the No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet for Kurt Busch.

Based in Kannapolis, N.C., Stewart-Haas Racing operates out of a 140,000-square-foot facility with approximately 250 employees. Visit the team's web site here.

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Kevin Harvick

Bakersfield, Calif.

Primary team members:
Crew Chief: Rodney Childers | Hometown: Mooresville, N.C.
Car Chief: Robert Smith | Hometown: Whitewater, Wis.
Engine Specialist: Jereme Jackson | Hometown: Lincolnton, N.C.
Spotter: Tim Fedewa | Hometown: Holt, Mich.

Over-the-wall crew members:
Gas Man: Anthony Cardamone | Hometown: Bristol, Va.
Second Gas Man: Jimmy Watts | Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
Windshield: Aaron Kuehn | Hometown: Kensington, Conn.
Front Tire Changer: Ira Jo Hussey | Hometown: Manchester, N.H.
Front Tire Carrier: Todd Drakulich | Hometown: Tucson, Ariz.
Jackman: Mike Castro | Hometown: Proctor, W.Va.
Rear Tire Changer: Daniel Smith | Hometown: Concord, N.C.
Rear Tire Carrier: Mike Morneau | Hometown: Oxford, Maine

Road crew members:
Truck Drivers: Rick Hodges and Stephen Mitchell | Hometowns: Raleigh, N.C., and Woodville, Ohio, respectively
Tire Specialist: Todd Chafee | Hometown: West Winfield, N.Y.
Shock Specialist: Michael McCarville | Hometown: Kensington, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Engineers: Michael Bugarewicz and Billy Keubler | Hometowns: Lehighton, Pa., and Saline, Mich., respectively
Mechanics: Anthony Cardamone and Allen Mincey | Hometown: Bristol, Va., and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., respectively
Fuel Runner: Jeffrey Kuhn | Hometown: Blasdell, N.Y.

Danica Patrick

Hometown: Roscoe, Ill.

Primary team members:
Crew Chief: Daniel Knost | Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
Car Chief: Pete White | Hometown: Hinsdale, Mass.
Engine Tuner: Brian Franklin | Hometown: Rocky Mount, Va.
Spotter: Brandon Benesch | Hometown: Cumberland, Wis.

Over-the-wall crew members:
Jackman: Tony Cardamone | Hometown: Bristol, Va.
Gas Man: Boone Stutz | Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
Front Tire Changer: Eric Maycroft | Hometown: Algonquin, Ill.
Front Tire Carrier: Jeff Shoaf | Hometown: Salisbury, N.C.
Rear Tire Changer: Chris Winchell | Hometown: Atkinson, N.H.
Rear Tire Carrier: Matthew Holzbaur | Hometown: New Egypt, N.J.

Road crew members:
Truck Drivers: Wayne Anderson and Kirk George | Hometowns: West Covina, Calif., and Ararat, Va., respectively
Tire Specialist: Nathan McGuire | Hometown: Palmyra, N.Y.
Shock Specialist: Jimmy Rowlands | Hometown: Reading, Pa.
Engineers: William Lee and Oliver Rivera | Hometowns: Fuquay-Varina, N.C., and Houston, respectively
Mechanics: Tony Cardamone and Joey Elliott | Hometowns: Bristol, Va., and Northwood, N.H., respectively

Tony Stewart

Hometown: Columbus, Ind.

Primary team members:
Crew Chief: Chad Johnston | Hometown: Cayuga, Ind.
Car Chief: Jeff Meendering | Hometown: Concord, N.C.
Engine Specialist: David McClure | Hometown: Sacramento, Calif.
Spotter: Bob Jeffrey | Hometown: Bristol, Tenn.

Over-the-wall crew members:
Gas Man: Justin White | Hometown: Lynnville, Tenn.
Windshield: Shane Church | Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
Pit Crew Coaches: Joe Piette Jr., and Kevin Sharpe | Hometowns: Wausau, Wis., and Statesville, N.C. respectively
Front Tire Changer: Bryan Jacobsen | Hometown: Honesdale, Pa.
Front Tire Carrier: Brett Morrell | Hometown: Windham, Maine
Rear Tire Changer: Jonathan Sherman | Hometown: Monroe, La.
Jackman: Getty Cavitt, Jr. | Hometown: Owensboro, Ky.
Rear Tire Carrier: Josh Sobecki | Hometown: New Kensington, Pa.

Road crew members:
Truck Drivers: Ken "Goldberg" Gober and Kirk George | Hometowns: Derry, N.H., and Ararat, Va., respectively
Tire Specialist: Russell Simpson | Hometown: Medford, N.Y.
Shock Specialist: Dave Hansen | Hometown: York, Maine
Engineers: Chris Chidgey and Cliff Daniels | Hometowns: Gainesville, Fla., and Smithfield, Va., respectively
Mechanic: Cam Strader | Hometown: Wilson, N.C.
Pit Support/Fuel Runner: Keifer Phillips | Hometown: Rochester, N.Y.

Kurt Busch

Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada

Primary team members:
Crew Chief: Tony Gibson | Hometown: Daytona Beach, Fla.
Car Chief: Kevin Pennell | Hometown: Kannapolis, N.C.
Engine Specialist: Stephen Raynor | Hometown: Winston-Salem, N.C.
Spotter: Rick Carelli | Hometown: Denver

Over-the-wall crew members:
Gas Man: James "Ace" Keener | Hometown: Fortuna, Calif.
Second Gas Man: Andrew Migliozzi | Hometown: Westborough, Mass.
Front Tire Changer: Shane Pipala | Hometown: Frankfort Square, Ill.
Front Tire Carrier: Jeff Shoaf | Hometown: Salisbury, N.C.
Windshield (also serves as Interior Mechanic): Jay Guarneri | Hometown: Naples, Fla.
Rear Tire Changer: Chris Winchell | Hometown: Atkinson, N.H.
Jackman: Sean Cotten | Hometown: Mooresville, N.C.
Rear Tire Carrier: Matthew Holzbaur | Hometown: New Egypt, N.J.

Road crew members:
Truck Drivers: Todd Cable and Rocky Boggs | Hometowns: Shelby, N.C., and Burlington, N.C., respectively
Tire Specialist: Jeff Zarrella | Hometown: Southington, Conn.
Shock Specialist: Brian Holshouser | Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
Engineers: Johnny Klausmeier and Mike Cook | Hometowns: Perry Hall, Md. and Annapolis, Md., respectively
Mechanics: Shawn Warren and Andy Spenner | Hometowns: Concord, N.C. and Hoyleton, Ill., respectively