crew chief


Definition of crew chief

: one who is in charge of a crew of workers especially : a noncommissioned officer (as in the air force) who supervises an airplane's ground crew

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Canadian Cole Pearn, who quarterbacked Truex’s career renaissance, is still calling the shots as crew chief. Dan Gelston, The Seattle Times, "Truex makes move to Joe Gibbs Racing with championship goal," 11 Feb. 2019 The umpire crew chief may initiate review of the aforementioned permanent reviewable calls at his discretion at any time in any game (including non-conference). Ron Higgins,, "SEC baseball adds 6 instant replay reviewable challenges for its coaches," 16 Mar. 2018 Junior is joined by play-by-play man Rick Allen and the color-commentary duo of Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte, Earnhardt’s former crew chief. Edgar Thompson,, "Dale Earnhardt Jr. shifts gears as NASCAR analyst for NBC Sports," 6 July 2018 The biggest difference for Saturday night’s Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway will be the positioning of analyst (and Earnhardt Jr.’s former crew chief) Steve Letarte. Mike Hembree, USA TODAY, "After successful 2018 debut, NASCAR on NBC innovating for Daytona broadcast," 5 July 2018 The crew chiefs then bought some of the opioids back from the clients and distributed them on the city streets. Zolan Kanno-youngs, WSJ, "‘Drug Dealers in White Coats’," 11 Oct. 2018 How the dueling crew chiefs reacted The question on everyone’s mind was did Pearn and the 78 team have this tricky maneuver planned all along? Michelle R. Martinelli, For The Win, "Breaking down the clever strategy that gave Martin Truex Jr. a win at Sonoma," 26 June 2018 The win was the 42nd of Harvick’s Cup career, which ranks 18th all-time, and crew chief Rodney Childers understands the No. Randy Covitz, USA TODAY, "Kevin Harvick on record single-season victory pace: Winning is 'addicting'," 13 May 2018 The computer screen showed five laps remaining, and Kevin Harvick’s crew chief started to pack up his computer in frustration. Sam Mcdowell, kansascity, "Wild finish puts Kevin Harvick as KC Masterpiece 400 winner | The Kansas City Star," 12 May 2018

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1926, in the meaning defined above

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