Attention to detail nothing new for crew chief Letarte

Steve Letarte knows his priorities in life. Family comes first for Jeff Gordon's crew chief, but there's a little thing called the Chase that demands his attention.

Updated: November 9, 2007, 5:45 PM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Both children of Steve and Tricia Letarte have birthdays later this month, five days apart. It's no coincidence.

"We planned it that way," Letarte said seriously. "We wanted it to happen after the season ended, but we cut it a little close on both of them."

Now that's focused, and a great example on how organized Letarte is in every aspect of his life. He can't wait for the birthdays, but Letarte has a little work situation to focus on for ...

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