Rusty Wallace Racing hires Larry Carter, parts ways with Brad Parrott

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In a pair of personnel moves this week, Rusty Wallace Racing named Sprint Cup veteran Larry Carter as general manager of its two-car NASCAR Nationwide Series team and said that Brad Parrott will be replaced as crew chief for the No. 62 Toyota driven by Brendan Gaughan.

In his new role, Carter will oversee all competition efforts of the team. A native of Raleigh, N.C. and graduate of North Carolina State University, Carter served as crew chief for Rusty Wallace’s No. 2 team at Penske Racing in 2004 and 2005. In that role, Carter led Wallace to his 55th — and final — career victory, as well as to a Chase appearance in Wallace’s final season as a driver.

Carter was crew chief for Jamie McMurray at Roush Fenway Racing in 2007 and 2008 before serving in the same role for Paul Menard at Yates Racing last season.

"I’m both very excited and grateful to have this opportunity," Carter said in a press release. "This team has a lot of potential and I look forward to trying to help get them into Victory Lane. Rusty has put together a really solid infrastructure and I’m excited for the chance to take this team to the next level."

RWR also said Parrott,who joined the team in February, will be replaced for next weekend's race at Dover

An interim crew chief for the No. 62 team will be named within the next week and a full-time replacement will be named for the start of the 2011 season.

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