AP Source: NASCAR looking for new garage boss

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CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR is interviewing candidates for a new Sprint Cup Series director, and current garage boss John Darby will train his replacement before moving into a managerial role.

Several people familiar with NASCAR’s restructuring plan told The Associated Press that Darby will move into an oversight role at the research and development center. The people all spoke on condition of anonymity because NASCAR will not announce its planned changes for 2010 until Thursday.

Darby replaced Gary Nelson as director of NASCAR’s premiere series following the 2001 season. He is responsible for overseeing technical inspections, rules changes and enforcement in the Cup Series.