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NASCAR Drivers Who Will Make the Best Crew Chiefs

Crew chiefs are a special breed. They combine a number of different skills that make them unique across all of sports. They know cars the way a doctor knows the human body. Crew chiefs are head football coaches, tacticians and lead mechanics. So what are the ingredients, and where can you find them? One place worth shopping is the ranks of current drivers. Do they have, as Bleacher Report’s Phil Carreau wrote, the five pillars of crew chiefiness: knowledge, leadership, pit strategy, communication and nerves of steel? This is reminiscent of Ron Swanson’s Pyramid of Greatness. We can look to the drivers to see who can be the great crew chiefs of tomorrow. Like most star athletes, the best drivers may not necessarily be the best cr...

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