Edwards’ old crew chief Bob Osborne returns to track

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While Bob Osborne is no longer the crew chief of Carl Edwards that has not stopped him for returning to the race track. Edwards has been paired with veteran crew chief Jimmy Fennig this season.

On Sunday Edwards snapped a 70-race winless streak in just his second points race with Fennig but that does not mean that Osborne is no longer a part of the team at Roush Fenway Racing..

“Bob is still here at the race track, he’s still in all the meetings,” Edwards said after the Subway Fresh Fit 500 “He doesn’t seem as stressed out. He’s a little easier to get along with, which is nice.”

Osborne has been working behind the scenes in a new department that does the planning six races out instead of the usual two.

“Bob has been there for Jimmy and he’s been there for me and he’s been there for Carl,” owner Jack Roush said. “He’s bringing his considerable knowledge to the benefit of all the programs.”

Last season Osborne stepped aside due to health issues. Chad Norris assumed the role of Edwards’ crew chief for the remainder of the season but the No. 99 Ford failed to make the Sprint Cup Chase just a year after finishing second in the overall standings.