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CHARLOTTE, N.C.- - As co-owners of the #24 DuPont team and the #48 Lowe's team, Jeff Gordon and Rick Hendrick have built a talented organization. With Jimmie Johnson stepping into the #48 Chevrolet on a full-time basis in 2002, some of Gordon's crew members have moved over to work on Johnson's team.

Chris Anderson has been the jackman on the #24 car for the past two years. In 2002, Anderson will serve as jackman on the #48 car. Jeff Cook, a mechanic on Gordon's team, will replace Anderson as jackman on the #24 DuPont Chevrolet. Jason Burdett, a mechanic and catch can holder on pit stops for Gordon in 2001, will move over to the #48 team as car chief-- assisting crew chief Chad Knauss with race setups on the #48 car. Caleb Hurd, an engineer on Gordon's team, will replace Burdett as catch can holder. Shane Church, Steve Letarte, Craig Curione, and Todd Gantt, Gordon's tire changers and carriers since 2000, all return for their third consecutive season together. With the #24 and #48 teams inhabiting the same raceshop, many of the shop crew are interchangeable.

Shock specialist David Lovendahl moves over to Jerry Nadeau's #25 team for 2002. Jason Seitzinger steps in to replace him in that role.

With two teams under one roof, there has been an infusion of "new blood." Scott Grant left AJ Foyt Racing to join the team as a fabricator. Mechanics David Muckenthaler and Ryan Dubois came over from Melling Racing, having worked with Jimmie Johnson's crew chief Chad Knauss at Melling last year. Shawn Attisano was previously a mechanic on the #92 Herzog Motorsports Busch Grand National team that Johnson drove for in 2000-2001. Keith Brady was a transmission/gear specialist with Petty Enterprises before making the move to Papa Joe Hendrick Boulevard.

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