NASCAR: Daniel Knost becomes Danica Patrick’s new crew chief


Daniel Knost will serve as crew chief for Danica Patrick in the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

A spokesperson for the Stewart-Haas Racing team confirmed to on Monday afternoon that the interim tag had been removed from Knost's title.

Patrick, a former IndyCar driver, completed her second full Sprint Cup season last year with three top-10 finishes and a final rank of 28th in the driver standings.

She was paired with Tony Gibson for the bulk of her two seasons in the Stewart-Haas No. 10 Chevrolet until a late-season switch teamed her with Knost for the last three races of 2014.

"We worked together a little bit at the end of last season. I think that was a really good thing to do in preparation for 2015,” Danica Patrick told

“Everybody at Stewart-Haas has been working very hard to make sure that every team is as good from top to bottom as possible, and we'll probably have some changes for next year within the team, but it's like I said, you never know what you can have until you dare to try something different. Daniel is a very smart guy and I'm excited to see what we can do."

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