Less than two weeks after announcing their plans for 2010, we are hearing Kyle Busch Motorsports has snagged longtime Truck Series crew chief Eric Phillips. Phillips is expected to take over duties for the #18 truck driven by Kyle Busch and Brian Ickler.
Phillips joins KBM from Randy Moss Motorsports (formally Morgan-Dollar Motorsports) where he has been since 2005. Phillips was Dennis Setzer’s crew chief during the ’05 season when Setzer won four races and finished second in the points. Prior to that, Phillips led Travis Kvapil to Toyota’s first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win with the short lived Bang! Racing.
This past season, Phillips led veteran Mike Skinner to three wins, eight top-fives, 17 top-tens and three poles. Skinner finished third in the Championship standings.
No word on a crew chief for the #56 truck driven by 20-year-old Tayler Malsam.