Frank Stoddard, 14-time winning NASCAR Sprint Cup crew chief,with multiple successful seasons with Roush Fenway Racing, formed his own NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race team. Stoddard chose the #32, fondly referred as “16 for Stub, and 16 for me.”
Stoddard, a native of North Haverhill, New Hampshire, paved the way for a successful Sprint Cup career by working with the great Stanley “Stub” Fadden while racing short tracks throughout the northeast and collecting four wins together.
Stoddard moved to the south to join Roush Racing in 1995 and worked with driver Jeff Burton where they amassed 14 victories, including the Southern 500, two Coca Cola 600 trophies and four wins in his backyard at New Hampshire International Speedway, including one where the #99 led all 300 laps. He continued his career with Scott Wimmer, where they finished third in the 2004 Daytona 500, the highest finishing rookie to date. Stoddard claimed an impressive 64 top-five and 98 top-10 finishes as crew chief for Jeff Burton, Scott Wimmer and Ward Burton.
In 2005, Stoddard joined forces with road course king, Boris Said. Said sat on the pole at the 2006 Pepsi 400 at Daytona international Speedway and went on to finish fourth after leading with three laps to go. Stoddard and Said continued to work together, fielding the #60 No Fear Ford until the team dismantled in 2009.
In 2011, Stoddard became a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series owner. He hired a skeleton crew, purchased cars from Roush Fenway, engines from Roush Yates, and leased a building – just weeks before the Daytona 500. The team finished 15th in their debut and have been building the team ever since.
The 2013 season became a challenge for Stoddard and the #32 team. Stoddard, with his skeleton crew, had the mammoth task of rebuilding all of their cars to conform to the new NASCAR rules, and faced the challenge of not having access to the parts and pieces mandated. But, the hard work and dedication will prevail and they will return to the 2013 season with renewed faith that they can and will be more competitive.