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Todd Parrott named crew chief for Elliott Sadler

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After parting ways with Matt Kenseththe second crew chief switch of the season for Kenseth and the No. 17 team — Todd Parrott will be reunited with Elliott Sadler at Richard Petty Motorsports, according to SceneDaily.com.

Sadler got two wins in 2004 with Parrott as his crew chief when they were at Robert Yates Racing.

But don't expect that type of success at RPM anytime soon, especially now that there are no more races at Daytona in 2010. Sadler is 28th in the points standings and has only been relevant at restrictor-plate tracks. Sadler has led 27 laps this season, and 20 have been at Daytona and four were at Talladega.

Plus, it's hard to imagine Sadler sticking around at RPM past 2010. Before the merger with Petty Enterprises, Gillett Evernham tried to replace Sadler in the No. 19 car with AJ Allmendinger. Sadler kept his ride only after threatening a lawsuit. Given Sadler's struggles and the economy, if he doesn't re-up with RPM, it's hard to see how he'll be a sought-after driver for 2011.

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