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Danica's Crew Chief Knows How to Shift Gears

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—In less than a 10-minute interview, Tony Gibson drops the names of such NASCAR legends as Bill Elliott, Dick Trickle, Mark Martin, Tony Eury Sr. and Buddy Parrott.

That shows that Gibson, whose work in the garage goes back more than 20 years, is old school as he talks about working with or alongside those drivers and crew chiefs.

And then he also drops the names Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Danica Patrick, two of NASCAR’s modern-day stars.

That shows that Gibson is a bit new school, too.

The 58-year-old Gibson has combined an old-school mindset with new-school technology to develop an approach...

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