Putting Speed in The 84
That’s the job for Race Engineer Phil Jimenez who’s taking the reins on the 84 car. Phil’s put speed in the cars of Dale Jarrett, Bobby Labonte, Elliott Sadler and Kyle Petty. When asked about AJ’s wild personality, Phil laughed saying, “I’ll withhold comment for now.” (We’ll take that as a good sign.) When asked why he came to TRB we got the politically correct answer, “I believe in the way TRB is running their engineering group” followed by some humor, “Actually it’s because my house is 300 yards from here.” Joe Hoffman goes way back with Phil, but wouldn’t spill the goods saying, “I could unleash something right now, but…” We’ll have to dig deeper for more scoop on Phil.