Red Bull hire Jimmy Elledge

Red Bull Racing announced on Wednesday that former Chip Ganassi Racing crew chief Jimmy Elledge has been hired to work alongside AJ Allmendinger

Red Bull hire Jimmy Elledge

Elledge will start working at this weekends' Sprint Cup event at Chicagoland Speedway, nearly eight weeks after being fired from Chip Ganassi Racing following an altercation with one of his bosses.

"Jimmy is a successful and very well-known crew chief in the NASCAR garage," said
Red Bull's vice president and general manager Jay Frye.

"He'll be able to provide the experience and leadership for AJ and the No. 84 team to be competitive on a weekly basis."

Allmendinger will be the third former open-wheel driver Elledge works with, having worked with Casey Mears first and then for four races this season with Juan Pablo Montoya, both during his stint at Chip Ganassi Racing.

"Of all the crew chiefs in the Cup garage, Jimmy is one of the only ones I've spoken to and had a chance to get to know," Allmendinger said. "When I drove a few Nationwide races at Ganassi last year, Jimmy was always helpful.

"He's a guy with a lot of crew chief experience and has a good knowledge of these race cars, so I'm looking forward to turning this season around together."

Elledge has one Sprint Cup series victory to his credit, achieved with Bobby Hamilton at Talladega in 2001.

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