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Ernie Cope will substitute for crew chief Luke Lambert on the No. 31 pit box for Jeff Burton at Phoenix International Raceway today.
Lambert flew home to join his wife Jamie, who is expecting their second child.
"Ernie Cope is going to call the race," said Richard Childress Racing's Director of Racing Operations Mark McArdle. "Eric Warren (RCR Competition Director) is going to stay close as well."
Cope is currently crew chief for RCR's No. 33 Nationwide Series team.
Burton starts 20th in Sunday's Subway 500.
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Richard Childress Racing teammates finished 10th (Jeff Burton), 13th (Kevin Harvick) and 20th (Paul Menard).
RCR drivers made a total of 105 Green-Flag Passes. Burton led the organization with 44, Menard made 39 and Harvick completed 22.
All three RCR drivers placed in the top 10 for Quality Passes: Harvick third with 22, Burton fifth with 18 and Menard 10th with 16.