Rondeau accepts new role at Furniture Row
January 30, 2013, Staff report, NASCAR.com
Furniture Row Racing announced Wednesday that Pete Rondeau, former crew chief of the No. 78 car, was promoted to director of competition. Rondeau has been with the team since 2010.
Based in Denver, Rondeau will oversee the shop and building of the team’s 2013 Chevrolets, which Kurt Busch will drive.
Starting out as a car chief, Rondeau became the crew chief in May 2010 and handed over that duty in May 2012 to Todd Berrier.
“Since joining Furniture Row Racing, Pete has played a significant role with team development,” said team general manager Joe Garone. “His transition to the competition director position is having a positive impact in our continuing effort to strengthen our overall program.”
“With the tremendous gains Furniture Row Racing has made in recent years and the solid foundation that it has built, the opportunity has never been better to reach a higher level of competition,” Rondeau said.
Before joining the Furniture Row Racing team, Rondeau worked at Evernham Motorsports, Dale Earnhardt Inc. and Jasper Motorsports in positions that included director of research and development and crew chief. He also was a racer himself, taking to short tracks and in NASCAR’s Pro Series East and the Whelen Modified Tour Series.