By Russ Owens
(WAOW)- Wausau native Joe Piette is the pit crew coach for Stewart-Haas racing.
And with the Sprint Cup series taking a week this coming weekend, Piette made his way back to town.
Piette attending racing at State Park Speedway on Thursday night with fellow racer Scott Wimmer.
We caught up with Piette for a bit who actually drove at State Park several years back.
He talked about the year Tony Stewart and Ryan Newman are having so far.
Says Joe Piette, "We're a little short in the win column from where we were last year but everyone at the shop is working really hard, you know cars are getting better every week so we're looking for some wins here coming up shortly. We still got seven more races before the chase , of course that's the big thing to make the chase now, hopefully we'll get both cars in it like we did last year and we'll be good."
Online Reporter- Russ Owens