Current car chief Greg Ebert was named the interim crew chief for Aric Almirola for the remainder of the 2013 season by Richard Petty Motorsports on Tuesday.
He replaces competition director Sammy Johns who was atop the pit box this past weekend at Talladega. At the close of the season the team will then search for a permanent crew chief for the #43 team.
This comes after crew chief Todd Parrott was suspended indefinitely last week for failing a drug test. Richard Petty Motorsports confirmed that Parrott is no longer employed by the organization.