After rejoining Richard Childress Racing as a competition advisor in October, Andy Petree has been named the team’s vice president of competition, RCR announced Monday.
The team also named Dr. Eric Warren as chief technology advisor. Warren, who has been with RCR since 2012 as the leader of competition, will report to Petree.
Petree’s new full-time role comes after he helped conduct a “comprehensive review” of RCR’s competition area.
Petree returns to RCR after serving as crew chief for Dale Earnhardt from 1993-95, when they won two championships and 15 races.
Warren has served as a competition director, chief aerodynamicist and technical director since entering stock car racing in 1997.
They were the first wins for RCR in Cup since 2013.
Newman and Dillon will be back with RCR next season. No plans have been announced for the No. 27 Chevrolet after the departure of Paul Menard for Wood Brothers Racing.