Originally created 11/07/02

Spolight on James Ince



JAMES INCE

HOMETOWN: Springfield, Mo.

LIVES: Charlotte, N.C.

JOB: Crew chief of the No. 10 Valvoline Pontiac Grand Prix for driver Johnny Benson and MBV Racing on the NASCAR Winston Cup Series circuit.

2003 RECORD: 34 starts, one victory, three top-fives, seven top-10s and $2,996,615 in winnings.

PERSONAL HIGHLIGHTS: Won national championships in 1991 and 1992 with Larry Phillips in the Winston Racing Series ... Worked as a mechanic on Mark Martin's Busch Series team in 1993, helping him win seven of 14 starts ... Has 24 top-10 finishes in his career, which includes stints with other teams.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Won his first race as a Winston Cup Series crew chief last Sunday at Rockingham, N.C. ... Got his break as a crew chief for Martin on the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, helping Martin win at North Wilkesboro, N.C. ... Also has been a crew chief for Roush Racing and drivers Ted Musgrave and Kevin Lepage, Tyler Jet Motorsports and then with MB2 and MBV Racing ... Has 13 top-five and 24 top-10 finishes in his career.