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NTS Motorsports tabs veteran to lead Newberry

January 31, 2013, Staff report, NASCAR.com

NTS Motorsports tabs veteran to lead Newberry
Veteran Pardue brought in to help ease transition

NTS Motorsports has hired a veteran crew chief to help ease 22-year-old driver Brennan Newberry’s transition into the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

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Eddie Pardue, who has worked in NASCAR since 1993, will serve as a crew chief in the Truck Series for the first time in his career. He has 276 races as a crew chief to his credit, 275 of which came in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.

Newberry is embarking on his first full-time season in the Truck Series. He ran in 10 races last year, finishing 19th at Michigan in his best showing. He also has one top five and three top 10s in 10 races in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.

"I'm extremely motivated going into the 2013 season with Eddie as my crew chief," Newberry said. "He has a successful history of working with young drivers and I believe his personality will mesh well with mine to create the positive chemistry we need to be successful on the track."

Pardue has three career wins and 37 top-five finishes. He served as Tayler Malsam’s crew chief last season in the Nationwide Series. The duo posted one top-10 finish in 26 races. 

"NTS Motorsports has an incredible amount of support behind it, so I have a ton of confidence going into 2013,” Pardue said. “Having worked with a lot of talented drivers, I can tell that Brennan and I are going to have a lot of success together."