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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Shirley, one of the few female crew chiefs in the history of the sport, recorded her first win in her new role. Kenzie Winstead, The Courier-Journal, "Madison Regatta a successful homecoming for Louisville's Cindy Shirley," 8 July 2018 Pearn won that race over Childers in a match of two of racing’s best crew chiefs. Mike Hembree, USA TODAY, "Martin Truex Jr. surges into championship picture with deft pit-stop fake-out," 24 June 2018 Cubs manager Joe Maddon asked for a crew chief review, only for everyone at PNC Park to find out the play wasn’t reviewable. Mark Gonzales,, "Benches empty in 3rd as Cubs trail Pirates 2-1," 30 May 2018 Snitker came out of the home dugout screaming at umpire crew chief Jerry Layne and was immediately ejected, marking the second time in three games the Braves manager was tossed. Bob Brookover,, "Gabe Kapler's bullpen usage with Phillies is becoming a soap opera," 31 Mar. 2018 That’s part of growing and blossoming as a crew chief and being one of the elite.’’ After that quick pit stop, Bowyer had outside position on Harvick on the ensuing restart and was able to take the lead. Noah Trister,, "Clint Bowyer wins rain-shortened race at Michigan," 11 June 2018 When the umpires’ ruling was announced, Green went out to talk to crew chief Brian Gorman. Kevin Acee,, "Richard, bullpen, timely hitting carry Padres to tense victory in Colorado," 9 Apr. 2018 The ones that get me are during a yellow when him and (crew chief) Adam (Stevens) are joking back and forth. Michelle R. Martinelli, For The Win, "How Samantha Busch runs one of the best Twitter accounts in NASCAR," 5 July 2018 Those eligible for the first time are four-time champion Jeff Gordon, fabled car owner partners Jon Holman and Ralph Moody, four-time champion crew chief Kirk Shelmerdine and ageless driver Harry Gant, who was still winning races in his 50s. Dave Kallmann, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Is a great story enough to get Alan Kulwicki in the NASCAR Hall? 'This is absolutely the year.'," 21 May 2018

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1926, in the meaning defined above

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