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Burton to get new crew chief

9/2/2009 - NASCAR Jeff Burton

WELCOME, N.C. -- Slumping Richard Childress Racing has reorganized its competition department, and the biggest change means a new crew chief for Jeff Burton in 2010.

Scott Miller is the new director of competition, and will simultaneously finish the season atop Burton's pit box. Miller will assume some of the responsibilities currently handled by vice president of competition Mike Dillon and director of competition Will Lind.

Dillon, who is Childress' son-in-law, will continue to oversee the competition department. Lind will become the business director for competition.

RCR is on the verge of not qualifying for the 12-driver Chase for the championship after placing three drivers in the field the past two years. Clint Bowyer is 15th in the standings, Burton is 18th, Casey Mears is 20th and Kevin Harvick is 24th.