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Richard Childress Racing hires technical director

November 09, 2013, Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service, NASCAR.com

Richard Childress Racing hires technical director
Team owner continues to strengthen engineering

Richard Childress Racing announced Saturday the hiring of Mike Coughlan as technical director, a move that should bolster the engineering efforts of a Chevrolet team that already has made significant strides in that area.

Coughlan, from Surrey, England, has 15 years of experience in Formula One competition, serving as a chief designer with such marquee teams as Ferrari, McLaren, Williams, Benetton and Arrows. Coughlan also has experience in NASCAR competition, having worked with Michael Waltrip Racing in 2010 and 2011 before returning to F1.

Coughlan will report to Dr. Eric Warren, director of competition. RCR also added Mark McArdle as full-time director of racing operations in August.