David Hyder joins Kevin Harvick Inc.

Former NASCAR Sprint Cup crew chief David Hyder has taken a

position with Kevin Harvick Inc.

Hyder won over 100 races driving Late Models in the Southeast

but most recently worked as a crew chief with the Wood Brothers on

the No. 21 Cup car.

Hyder is “shadowing us” this weekend, said KHI

general manager Rick Carelli.

“He’ll be working on special projects,”

Carelli added. “He’ll also be Kevin’s crew chief

at Martinsville (Speedway) on the No. 2 Tide truck.”

After running part time with the Wood Brothers NASCAR Sprint Cup

team this season, the 43-year-old High Pointe, N.C.-native says

he’s looking forward to racing on a full-time basis again.

KHI fields teams in the NASCAR Nationwide and Truck series.

“I’m really looking forward to getting

started,” Hyder said. “KHI has enjoyed a lot of

success. For me, it’s all about the winning and I know

I’m at the right place.”

While KHI’s final plans for 2011 have yet to be announced,

Carelli said that Hyder will be the crew chief for Tony Stewart and

the No. 4 Chevrolet when he attempts to win his fourth consecutive

Daytona 300 Nationwide Series race next February.

Hyder’s former team has tabbed Donnie Wingo to take over as crew

chief of the famed No. 21 Ford starting this weekend.