Brian Pattie

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Brian Pattie
Personal information
NationalityAmerican
Born (1975-04-09) April 9, 1975 (age 44)
Zephyrhills, Florida[1]
OccupationCrew chief
Sport
CountryUnited States
SportNASCAR
Team17. Roush Fenway Racing

Brian Pattie (born April 9, 1975) is an American auto-racing crew chief and the current crew chief for Ricky Stenhouse Jr.. He was the former crew chief for Juan Pablo Montoya,[2][3] Clint Bowyer, and Greg Biffle.

His family has 4 children and a wife. His 3 daughter’s names are Alexis, Aubree, and Aleesia. The only son in the family is named Brennan. Coincidentally, the males of the family start with “B”, and all girls start with “A”.

He has achieved six wins in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, with Juan Pablo Montoya (2010), Clint Bowyer (2012), and Ricky Stenhouse Jr (2017). He has 21 wins overall as a crew chief.[2]

Biography[edit]

He was born on April 9, 1975 to Paul Pattie (1946-2007) and Thelma "Hege" Pattie in Zephyrhills, Florida. He attended and graduated from Zephyrhills High School in 1993.[4] He is a long-time friend of David Reutimann and went to high school together.[5]

Career[edit]

In 1994, Pattie began his career as the fabricator for Joe Nemechek at the Nationwide Series.[6] In 1996, he started working for Hendrick Motorsports at the 1996 NASCAR Winston Cup Series.[6] He returned to Nemechek in 1997 as the crew chief at the Nationwide Series.[6] Between 1997 and 2003, Pattie only attended a few Cup Series races per year, mostly on road course races, crew chiefing for the No. 87 team, driven by Ron Fellows. Fellows came close to several wins with Pattie as crew chief, finishing 2nd at Watkins Glen in 1999 and leading the most laps at Sonoma in 2001.

In 2003, Pattie started working for NEMCO Motorsports as the team manager and crew chief for the No. 7 (Randy LaJoie) and 87 (Joe Nemechek) cars.[6] In 2004, Chip Ganassi Racing recruited Pattie as the crew chief for the No. 41 car (Reed Sorenson) at the Nationwide Series.[6] In 2007, he was the crew chief for Dario Franchitti[1][7] and Scott Pruett.[8][9] In May 2008, he started working as Juan Montoya's crew chief.[10]

In December 2011, he was named as the crew chief for Clint Bowyer.[2]

He has also worked with other racers including Jamie McMurray, Casey Mears, David Stremme, Michael Valiante, Kevin Hamlin and Scott Lagasse Jr..[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b James, Brant (1 June 2008). "Zephyrhills' Brian Pattie new man on NASCAR's hottest seat". Tampa Bay Times. Archived from the original on 25 October 2008. Retrieved 13 September 2012.
  2. ^ a b c Associated Press (5 December 2011). "Brian Pattie named crew chief for Clint Bowyer". aol.sportingnews.com. Archived from the original on 9 January 2012. Retrieved 13 September 2012.
  3. ^ "Brian Pattie, el mecánico de Montoya". El Espectador (in Spanish). 12 July 2009. Retrieved 13 September 2012.
  4. ^ "FROM DIRT GROWS CREW CHIEF'S DREAM JOB", Brant James, 11 February 2009, St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved 13 September 2012
  5. ^ Newton, David (16 June 2011). "A dynamic father-son duo". sports.espn.go.com. Retrieved 13 September 2012.
  6. ^ a b c d e f "Crew chief Brian Pattie answers your questions". sports.espn.go.com. 9 August 2008. Retrieved 13 September 2012.
  7. ^ "Franchitti to make NASCAR debut in Martinsville Truck Series race". covers.com. 9 October 2007. Retrieved 13 September 2012.
  8. ^ "Friendship not necessary for teammates". sports.espn.go.com. 1 March 2010. Retrieved 13 September 2012.
  9. ^ "Pruett looks for breakthrough". The Spokesman-Review. Retrieved 13 September 2012.
  10. ^ "Montoya gets his third crew chief". srpressgazette.com. 23 May 2008. Retrieved 13 September 2012.[permanent dead link]

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