Timothy Ivan "Tim" Brewer (born February 4,1955) is an American former stock car racing crew chief and television analyst for NASCAR on ESPN . He was part of NASCAR Countdown , the pre-race show, with host Brent Musburger and fellow analyst Brad Daugherty. He was also a contributor to NASCAR Now , the daily NASCAR information program on ESPN2. During each race, Brewer returns to the coverage to analyze race stories by using a "cut-away" car, which was a show car provided by Chevrolet.
Brewer won two championships as a crew chief working for owner Junior Johnson. His first was with driver Cale Yarborough in 1978 and his second was with Darrell Waltrip in 1981, though he was later replaced by Jeff Hammond. Incidentally, both worked for competing networks (Hammond at Fox NASCAR ) in similar roles.
Brewer eventually moved to Morgan-McClure Motorsports. In 1997, he joined Geoff Bodine Racing as team manager, but became Geoff Bodine's crew chief during the August race at Bristol Motor Speedway; when Bodine fell two laps down, Brewer attempted to intervene in radio communications when crew chief Pat Tryson abruptly quit.
Brewer's drivers won 53 Cup points races and 55 Cup points pole positions. He is supported on the ESPN productions by Nelson Crozier, a premier innovator in the NASCAR environment for over 40 years.
With Nelson Crozier, Brewer was a partner in T and N Products, an intellectual properties LLC that has a patent pending on a unique safety indicating lug nut. Their company also serves as an expert witness for the major Detroit auto manufacturers and nationally known law firms.
Darrell Lee Waltrip is an American motorsports analyst, author, former national television broadcaster, and stock car driver. He raced from 1972 to 2000 in the NASCAR Cup Series, most notably driving the No. 17 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports. Waltrip is a three-time Cup Series champion.
Geoffrey Bodine is a retired American motorsport driver and bobsled builder. He is the oldest of the three Bodine brothers. Bodine lives in West Melbourne, Florida.
Alan Dennis Kulwicki, nicknamed "Special K" and the "Polish Prince", was an American auto racing driver and team owner. He started racing at local short tracks in Wisconsin before moving up to regional stock car touring series. Kulwicki arrived at NASCAR, the highest and most expensive level of stock car racing in the United States, with no sponsor, a limited budget and only a racecar and a borrowed pickup truck. Despite starting with meager equipment and finances, he earned the 1986 NASCAR Rookie of the Year award over drivers racing for well-funded teams.
Harry Hyde was a leading crew chief in NASCAR stock car racing in the 1960s through the 1980s, winning 56 races and 88 pole positions. He was the 1970 championship crew chief for Bobby Isaac. He inspired the Harry Hogge character in the movie Days of Thunder.
Hendrick Motorsports (HMS) is an American professional auto racing organization that competes in the NASCAR Cup Series. The team was founded in 1984 as All Star Racing by Rick Hendrick. Hendrick Motorsports has won a NASCAR-record 285 Cup Series races and 14 Cup Series owners and drivers championships to go with three Truck Series owners and drivers titles and one Xfinity Series drivers crown. Additionally, the team has 26 Xfinity Series race wins, 26 Truck Series race wins, and 7 ARCA Racing Series race wins.
Todd M. Bodine is an American professional stock car racing driver. He competes part-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, driving the No. 62 Toyota Tundra for Halmar Friesen Racing, and current racing analyst for Fox NASCAR. Todd is the younger brother of former racers Geoffrey and Brett Bodine. Bodine is known for his bald head, which has given him the nickname The Onion.
Brett Elias Bodine III is an American former stock car racing driver, former driver of the pace car in Cup Series events, and current NASCAR employee. Brett is the younger brother of 1986 Daytona 500 winner Geoff Bodine and the older brother of 2006 and 2010 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Todd Bodine. He was born in Chemung, New York. Brett has been named one of the 50 greatest NASCAR modified drivers of all time, was the runner-up for the 1986 Xfinity Series championship, and collected a total of five Xfinity Series wins and sixteen pole positions. Brett made 480 Cup series starts with one win and five pole positions. He has led over 1,000 career laps in both the NASCAR Cup series and the NASCAR Xfinity series.
The 1990 NASCAR Winston Cup Series was the 42nd season of professional stock car racing in the United States and the 19th modern-era Cup Series. It began on Sunday, February 11, and ended on Sunday, November 18. Because of a highly controversial penalty to Mark Martin early in the season, Dale Earnhardt with Richard Childress Racing was crowned the Winston Cup champion for the fourth time, edging out Martin by 26 points.
Joseph Andrew Petree III, is a former NASCAR crew chief, driver, team owner, and broadcaster who has worked as the rules analyst for Fox NASCAR and the Vice President of Competition at Richard Childress Racing. After racing for years at local short track, Petree became part owner of the No. 32 Busch Series car for Dale Jarrett. By the age of 28, Petree was already a Winston Cup Series crew chief on the Leo Jackson racing team. That car was driven by the Bandit Harry Gant. Petree was a color commentator for ESPN and ABC's NASCAR coverage.
The 1997 NASCAR Winston Cup Series was the 49th season of professional stock car racing in the United States and the 26th modern-era NASCAR Cup series. It began on February 9 and ended on November 16. Jeff Gordon of Hendrick Motorsports won his second Cup championship at the end of the season.
Lawrence Joseph McReynolds III is a current NASCAR crew chief and current racing analyst on Fox Sports as well as a columnist on Foxsports.com. In the past, he has served as an advisor to Petty Enterprises, and as a minority owner in Bang! Racing.
The 1991 NASCAR Winston Cup Series was the 43rd of professional stock car racing in the United States and the 20th modern-era Cup Season. It began February 10 and ended November 17. Dale Earnhardt of Richard Childress Racing won his fifth Cup championship at the end of the season.
Thomas S. Baldwin Jr. is the team majority owner of Tommy Baldwin Racing and Competition Director of Premium Motorsports, the latter for whom he also serves as crew chief of the No. 15 car in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. His father, Tom Baldwin, was a champion NASCAR modified driver. Baldwin himself briefly pursued a racing career before becoming a mechanic.
Gary Nelson is an auto racing manager, former crew chief and President of Coyote Cars. He was Bobby Allison's crew chief for his 1983 NASCAR Cup championship. He was inducted in the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame in 2006. He is the current team manager of Action Express Racing and winner of three straight IMSA SportsCar Prototype championships from 2014-2016, and a fourth in 2018.
The 1992 Hooters 500 was the 29th and final race of the 1992 NASCAR season. It was held on November 15, 1992, at Atlanta Motor Speedway and is widely considered the greatest NASCAR race of all time, with three stories dominating the race: the debut of Jeff Gordon in the Winston Cup Series, the final race of seven-time champion Richard Petty's thirty-five-year career, and the battle for the series points championship with six drivers mathematically eligible to win the title.
The 1994 Brickyard 400 was held on Saturday, August 6, 1994, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The race marked the nineteenth race of the 1994 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season. It was the first NASCAR stock car race at the famous Speedway and the first race of any kind held at the track beside the Indianapolis 500 since the Harvest Classic in 1916. The race featured the largest crowd in NASCAR history, and a then NASCAR record purse of $3.2 million.
The 1989 Holly Farms 400 was a NASCAR Winston Cup Series race that took place on October 15, 1989, at North Wilkesboro Speedway in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina.
Junior Johnson & Associates was a NASCAR team that ran in the Winston Cup Series from 1953 to 1995. The team was run by former driver Junior Johnson and was best known for fielding cars for legendary talents such as Cale Yarborough, Darrell Waltrip, Neil Bonnett, Terry Labonte, Bill Elliott, Geoffrey Bodine, and Sterling Marlin.
Patrick J. Tryson is an American NASCAR crew chief who works for Our Motorsports as the crew chief for their No. 23 Chevrolet Camaro, driven by Anthony Alfredo.