Tony Glover joins NASCAR R&D staff
August 01, 2013, Kenny Bruce, NASCAR.com
Tony Glover, a three-time winner of the Daytona 500 as a crew chief, has been named technical director for the NASCAR Touring Series.
The appointment was one of a handful of moves announced July 30 that involve the sanctioning body’s touring and weekly series.
Glover, 56, served as crew chief for the Abingdon, Va.-based Morgan-McClure Motorsports team from 1983-96, winning Daytona 500 titles with drivers Ernie Irvan (1991) and Sterling Marlin (‘94-95).
Thirteen of the team’s 14 NASCAR Cup wins came with Glover atop the pit box.
“Having Tony Glover in the NASCAR Research & Development Center is invaluable,” said Brad Moran, NASCAR Touring Series director. “Tony will work closely with all of the touring series directors as NASCAR continues to provide a leading role in the advancement of short-track racing.
“Tony has many years of technological expertise and leadership that he brings to our series.”
Glover is the son of former Late Model Sportsman champion Gene Glover.
Other personnel moves included: former K&N Pro Series East director Kip Childress is now director for that group’s West division while former NASCAR Nationwide Series crew chief Chris Wright takes over as director for the K&N East series.
Les Westerfield, previously interim K&N West director, returns to his role as touring series technical coordinator and K&N East race director.