NASCAR: Mike Hillman Jr. named crew chief for Brian Scott’s XFINITY program

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Brian Scott will have a new crew chief at Richard Childress Racing’s NASCAR XFINITY Series team next year, with Mike Hillman Jr. on top of the box for Scott’s No. 2 Chevrolet.

Hillman, 36, replaces Phil Gould in the role. He’s won 20 races and two championships in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

“This is a great opportunity for a guy like me to become part of RCR and the No. 2 Chevrolet team,” Hillman said in a release. “When we first talked about this position, I knew this was something I wanted to do and RCR is known for their storied success at every level in NASCAR.”

Scott has just ended his best season in the XFINITY (previously Nationwide) Series with fourth place in the championship. He’s yet to win with RCR but has accrued four pole awards, nine top-five and 36 top-10 finishes as he looks ahead to his third season in 2015.

This news follows on yesterday’s RCR announcement that Austin Dillon will run a majority of the races next year for the team in XFINITY.