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32 years of racing knowledge fuel crew chief's key adviser

Walter Giles works behind the scenes for the No. 1 car, but the chief race engineer is responsible for all the communications between crew chief Kevin "Bono" Manion and the team.

Updated: July 31, 2007, 1:35 PM ET
By Ellen Siska | Special to ESPN.com

He's a seven-time champion race car driver, works on the car driven by "the other Junior" at Dale Earnhardt, Inc., and NASCAR fans have never heard of him. But Walter Giles doesn't mind. As chief race engineer for the No. 1 car driven by Martin Truex Jr., Giles enjoys the satisfaction of working on a team that he believes is on its way to a championship of its own.

"I've worked for big teams and small teams over the years and had my own team for many years before I came here, but what I ...

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