Stewart replaces Hutchens; promotes Borland
Tony Stewart on Monday released Bobby Hutchens as director of
competition at Stewart-Haas Racing.
Stewart promoted Matt Borland to vice president of competition.
Borland has been with Stewart-Haas Racing since its inception as
technical director. The move is immediate. .
Hutchens held his job since 2009. He left his longtime
management role with Richard Childress Racing to join Stewart’s
”Bobby played an integral part in building Stewart-Haas Racing
into a team that wins races and contends for championships,”
Stewart said in a statement. ”We’re grateful for all his hard work
and dedication, and I am personally appreciative for the
responsibilities he took on Friday through Sunday that allowed me
to be just a driver. We wish him nothing but the best.”
Stewart-Haas Racing has struggled lately. Stewart and Ryan
Newman are both in the top 10 in the points standings, but neither
driver have a win.
Stewart has only one top-five finish all season. Newman has one
finish better than 14th since Martinsville in early April.