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LONG POND, PA. (AP) - Jeff Gordon has a new spotter this weekend at Pocono Raceway. He won’t have to look for a new crew chief for at least three more years.
Steve Letarte, who has done it all with Gordon except win a championship, signed a three-year extension this week with Hendrick Motorsports and has earned more time to bring home that long-awaited fifth Cup championship.
Letarte, who replaced Robbie Loomis, has been with Gordon since the September 2005 race at New Hampshire. Gordon has 10 wins, 14 poles and leads NASCAR in top-five finishes since then, but is winless since Texas in April 2009, a span of 49 races.
“I don’t think we can do anything different to try to win races, but that is definitely our number one priority,” Letarte said Friday after the deal was announced.
Dickerson, considered one of the top spotters in the sport, replaced Shannon McGlamery. McGlamery will still be a mechanic at Hendrick Motorsports, building the cars for Gordon and teammate Jimmie Johnson.
“Shannon has done a great job for us, but there’s just been moments in time when I felt the chemistry, the information that I was looking for, versus what he was giving, wasn’t always in sync,” Gordon said. “We agreed on that, and the other thing, somebody became available who was known to be strong in the garage area.”
“Some of the double-file restarts get pretty wild,” Letarte said. “I think his style might maybe suit the races better.”
Dickerson became Busch’s business manager and agent following his 2007 firing at Hendrick Motorsports, negotiated Busch’s deal with Joe Gibbs Racing, and continued to represent Busch until this past winter.
Since the start of this season, his only duty had been spotting for Busch.
He used Eddie D’Hondt last race at Indianapolis.
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