Penske Racing began a search for two crew chiefs at the end of the 2009 racing season. A day after reports swirled around Steve Addington, formerly Kyle Busch’s crew cheif on the 18, moving to the #2 car it’s now been reported that Jay Guy, formerly of the #78, will be the man on top of the pit box for Brad Keselowski in the #12 for 2010.
Guy spent the last 3 years at Furniture Row Racing where his job was mainly to make sure the #78 car would be able to make the field on a weekly basis. While at Furniture Row Racing he worked with youngster Regan Smith this past season as the team qualified for 18 events, averaged a 27.7 finish and was running at the end of 15 races this season.
Moving to Penske presents a similar role for Guy, he’ll be working with rookie Brad Keselowski as he navigates his way in his first full season at the Sprint Cup level. In Guy, Penske Racing is getting an experienced crew chief to work with a talented but young drive. In Penske Racing, Guy will be getting an opportunity to race on a weekly basis which in turn should look better then the numbers the #78 car produced last season.
Fox Sports reported that Guy made the following comment about his future driver Keselowski and Penkse Racing. “There’s a great upside to him. This is what I’ve worked for the last 20 years, to have an opportunity such as this with a company like Penske Racing.”