Wednesday, June 22, 2016

NASCAR Encyclopedia: Steve Addington

Steve Addington is the second person alphabetically to receive a NASCAR card.

Steve Addington
Born: July 4th, 1964
Home: Spartanburg, South Carolina
Cards Produced, according to the Trading Card Database: 9
Cards in my collection: 1
NASCAR crew chief Career: 1993-current. Currently serves as Crew Chief for the #15 Cup team and driver Clint Bowyer. .

2009 Wheels Main Event #51
Steve Addington's first job as a crew chief came with Jason Keller and the #57 Busch team. They scored 10 wins between 1995 and 2003, before Addington joined Joe Gibbs Racing on the Cup series in 2004. Addington would find his greatest success with JGR, winning 16 of his 20 Cup wins as a crew chief with Kyle Busch between 2008 and 2011, including 8 in 2008, which was the league leading number of wins for that season. Addington then paired with Tony Stewart at Stewart-Haas Racing and scored four more wins with Stewart, before having a falling-out with the fiery owner-driver. Addington then moved to HScott Motorsports, a brand new team with rookie Justin Allgaier in 2014, and he remains with the team in 2016, with one-year only driver Clint Bowyer for this season. The HScott team has provided the largest challenge of Addington's career, as it operates on a shoestring budget compared to JGR and SHR, two of the most well-funded teams in NASCAR.

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