Richard Childress Racing announced on Monday that Luke Lambert has been named interim crew chief for RCR's No. 31 Chevrolet team with driver Jeff Burton in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Lambert replaces veteran crew chief Todd Berrier.

   "Todd has been an important part of RCR's success for many years," said Richard Childress, president and CEO of RCR. "He is still employed and under contract and his role with RCR will be determined in the near future."

   Berrier has been an RCR employee since 1994. This will be Lambert's first stint as a Cup crew chief. The 28-year-old has been with RCR since September 2005. He was named a team engineer for the No. 31 program in 2008. He is a 2005 graduate of N.C. State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering.