“Thank goodness he got off that sinking ship,” NASCAR Twitter reacts to FRM hiring Chris Buescher race engineer as Michael McDowell’s crew chief

Find out how NASCAR Twitter reacted to RFK Racing engineer Travis Peterson’s appointment as the new crew chief of Michael McDowell.

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Front Row Motorsports has hired Travis Peterson as the New crew chief of their No:34 team. The former race engineer at RFK Racing will join Michael McDowell in his playoff chase next season. He is expected to be the next step in FRM’s Cup series journey to become a championship contender. The No:34 car was one of the most reliable rides of 2022, so Peterson is in for a challenging ride in 2023.

Travis Peterson has been working with RFK for the last five years and has had his stints with HMS and JRM. He has previously worked with the Cup series champion Matt Kenseth. He worked with Chris Buescher this year and was integral to Brad Keselowski’s first race win as an owner. He replaces Blake Harris, who left FRM to join Alex Bowman’s No:48 HMS team.

Peterson is expected to continue the success FRM has earned over the last couple of years. FRM GM Jerry Freeze said, “The past two seasons, Front Row Motorsports has seen success, and we’re taking the next steps forward. We know that Travis is a person that can immediately come in, take the baton, and continue to move the No. 34 team to the front,”.

Travis Peterson wants to elevate the champion team to the next level by joining their ranks. He said, “This is an opportunity to come into a winning and championship organization and help take that next step of getting more wins in the Cup Series and be in the Playoffs,”.

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How NASCAR Twitter reacted to Travis Peterson signing to the Michael McDowell crew

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Michael McDowell’s No:34 Crew (Credits: IMAGO/USA Today Network)

Fans on Twitter had a widely positive reaction to Travis Peterson’s appointment, as he is one of the most accomplished technicians of the sport. Some fans were also relieved to see the veteran finally getting a shot as a crew chief.

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