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Carl Edwards gets new NASCAR Sprint Cup crew chief from Indianapolis

Carl Edwards NASCAR Sprint CupChad Norris will be Carl Edwards's new crew chief in the NASCAR Sprint Cup when the series resumes at the end of the month in Indianapolis.

Norris replaces Bob Osborne, stepping down from his post due to health reasons. He had been working with Edwards for nine years and will remain at Roush Fenway's organisation.

"I'm proud of the 18 wins we've had together in Sprint Cup Series competition and our two second-place points finishes," said Osborne.

"At this time in my life, however, concerns with my health have necessitated that I change my role within the organisation. This transition is not an easy one, but I'm thankful to have the full support of (team owner) Jack (Roush), Carl and the entire organisation.

"I have every confidence in Chad Norris, and I look forward to working with him as we continue to pursue a championship in 2012. I also appreciate the privacy and respect that the community will give me and my family during this difficult time."

Norris has been with the team since 2005, having worked as crew chief to Nationwide champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. at Daytona this season.

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