Hamlin Signs On as 83 Crew Chief
Red Bull Racing Team formally announces Kevin Hamlin to crew chief the No. 83 Red Bull Toyota Camry piloted by Brian Vickers for the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Although the aforementioned Kevin Hamlin shares the same name as a NASCAR development driver, we can assure you that our Hamlin has prior crew chief experience and is a proven winner at NASCAR’s highest level.
Our Hamlin’s past crew chief roles include his most recent stint with Dave Blaney’s No. 22 Toyota, preceded by nine years of crew chief duties with RCR drivers including Jeff Burton, Kevin Harvick, and the late Dale Earnhardt Sr. To date, Hamlin has amassed nine Cup wins; five of those with Earnhardt Sr. Despite Hamlin’s "nine" theme, there are no plans to change the No. 83 to No. 89.