Todd Parrott new No. 36 crew chief


CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Todd Parrott has landed a crew chief position in the Sprint Cup Series with Tommy Baldwin Racing.

Parrott was suspended by NASCAR last year for failing a random drug test and it cost him his job with Richard Petty Motorsports. Parrott completed NASCAR's recovery program and was reinstated in January to work in the garage.

Parrott will be the crew chief for the No. 36 car. The team has not announced a driver yet.

"I'm glad to get back to the sport I love, and I've missed," Parrott said in a statement. "I'm looking forward to working with Tommy, Bono, Michael, and the driver of the No. 36. I'm hoping to try and build this team into something bigger and better. I'm humbled. I'm going to continue to do what I know how to do and just try to make racecars go fast. I'm tickled to be here."

Parrott won the 1999 Cup championship with Dale Jarrett. The two also teamed to win the Daytona 500 in 1996 and 2000.

Tommy Baldwin Racing recently hired another veteran crew chief, Kevin Manion, to crew chief rookie Michael Annett.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.