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Moncus Racing to the Top

August 28, 2005
Mike Shiers

Albany -- His Monroe class of 2002 classmates know him as "Chris."

His Nascar teammates know him as "Shaggy," but for Albany Native Chris Moncus, he just wants to be known as a guy that made it.

Chris Moncus has an interesting profession.

"I've been in stock cars, I've worked on everything except a Nextel Cup car for four years," Moncus says.

He knows his job with Racing Glynn Motorsports may be behind the scenes...

"Everybody sees guys at the race track, the pit guys. They change the tires, gas, carry, and we do the same thing, but we're 24/7 working at the shop."

But as the man in charge of suspension, Moncus knows just how important his job is to the success of the team.

"We're pretty much the heroes, because we're the ones that make sure the car is ready for the track."

Moncus' love of racing was formed at an early age.

"When I was living here in Albany, Georgia, I grew up around dirt track racing, drag racing, and I was just real fond of it and decided to do it."

And he has his sights set high.

"The ultimate goal for me is to crew chief for a Nextel Cup team, which probably they changed it to a sprint cup. That's my ultimate goal is to crew chief and retire at that."

Moncus was in Albany for a rare few days off before heading back out to the track with the Busch and Craftsman Series.

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