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Addition of Richert to BDR stable pumps life back into No. 5 Toyota

Here's one way to make the BDR No. 5 Toyota ultracompetitive again: Hire one of the best crew chiefs in the biz, writes John Schwarb.

Updated: September 25, 2008, 5:19 PM ET
By John Schwarb | Special to ESPN.com

AP Photo/Reed Saxon

Doug Richert, left, was only 20 when he served as crew chief for Dale Earnhardt's title season in 1980.

Richert, Skinner combine to make No. 5 Toyota a factor again

A crew chief will tell you it is a helpless feeling, those final few laps of a race when it's all in the driver's hands to win or lose. He has done all he can do during the course of the event as far as adjustments and strategy. But in the final laps, he's ...

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