Brian Wilson will be on the box for the #2 Team Penske crew of Brad Keselowski, as full-time crew chief Paul Wolfe stays back in North Carolina with his wife, Aleah, who just gave birth to their second child, Halle Lane Wolfe.
Wolfe reported to Kickin' the Tires that mother and baby are doing fine but he wouldn't be at the track this weekend in California.
"Still here in hospital, they like to keep mother and baby for 36hrs observation," he replied. "So, won't be released until tomorrow. Everything has gone well and I have all the confidence in my team and Brian Wilson will do a great job in my absence."
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ORIGINAL 6-22-2017: #2 Team Penske has made plans for crew chief Paul Wolfe not to be at Sonoma this weekend so he can remain in North Carolina for the birth of his second child, a team spokesperson told NBC Sports on Wednesday.
Should Wolfe not be at Sonoma, team engineer Brian Wilson would serve as the crew chief. Wilson served in that role at Auto Club Speedway, Talladega and Kansas after NASCAR suspended Wolfe three races because Keselowski's car failed the Laser Inspection Station after a fifth-place finish March 19 at Phoenix Raceway.
Wolfe missed the March 2014 Phoenix race for the birth of his first child.
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