David Reutimann now a crew chief

Ryan Rackley will embark on his first full season of Late Model racing this year after signing with Lee Faulk Racing and Development and he'll have an experienced crew chief to help him through the 2019 campaign.

Rackley, who made his limited Late Model debut in November at Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Speedway for LFR and finished third, will run the full PRA Tours SouthEast Limited Late Model Series schedule in addition to a handful of other limited late model events.

To help guide Rackley's career, LFR has hired former Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver David Reutimann to serve as crew chief for the 2019 season.

After departing NASCAR, Reutimann returned to his dirt track roots by racing dirt modifieds across the Southeast.

"I'm pretty excited to join the folks at Lee Faulk Racing to work with Ryan this year," said the 48-year-old Reutimann. "It's important to work with the younger generation of racers and help them find the right path in this sport. Ryan has done a good job so far and my goal is to help him mature as a competitor and learn each time he goes on the race track.

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