NASCAR: Jeremy Bullins promoted to Wood Brothers crew chief

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Do the business in the NASCAR Nationwide (now XFINITY) Series and get promoted – it’s not just a methodology for drivers, but for crew chiefs as well.

So a few weeks after Adam Stevens got the call up from Joe Gibbs Racing’s NXS program to the Sprint Cup side with Kyle Busch, Jeremy Bullins is getting the call up from Team Penske’s NXS program to its Cup-affiliated team, the Wood Brothers.

Bullins will serve as crew chief for Ryan Blaney in the Cup races Blaney does. This comes after three years with Penske’s No. 22 team that produced 21 wins and two consecutive NASCAR Nationwide Series Owners’ Championships.

It’s also a homecoming for Bullins, who spent three years with the Wood Brothers at the turn of the century.

He crewed Wood Brothers Pro Cup and Late Model cars driven by Jon Wood in 1999, and a year later in 2000, Bullins became race engineer for the iconic No. 21 Ford in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, a position he held until June of 2002.

Penske, undoubtedly, will be able to find a capable replacement on the NXS side for the No. 22 car.