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Andrea Mueller
Race Engineer, No. 2 Discount Tire/Wurth/Alliance Parts/Autotrader/Wabash/Snap-on MoneyLion/PIRTEK/Dent Wizard/Miller Lite Ford Mustang

Andrea MuellerAndrea Mueller is in her 14th season with Team Penske in 2020 and in her third year as a NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) race engineer for the team, she’ll be paired with a new driver on a new car this season. Mueller worked with crew chief Jeremy Bullins on the No. 12 Ford Mustang driven by Ryan Blaney in 2018 and 2019 but she joins Bullins and the rest of their crew as they move over to the No. 2 Ford team this season with driver Brad Keselowski, the 2012 Cup Series champion.

In 2019, Mueller helped Blaney produce his third consecutive season with an NCS victory. He won in a thrilling photo-finish at Talladega Superspeedway in October. The victory propelled the No. 12 Ford team into the Round of 8 in the NASCAR Playoffs. Blaney finished the season a career-best seventh in the final championship standings. The Bullins/Mueller tandem also helped the young driver establish personal bests in top-five (11) and top-10 finishes (18). Now working with the veteran Keselowski, Team Penske’s all-time winningest driver, Mueller hopes to bring another championship to the No. 2 team this season.

A native of Fresno, Calif., Mueller grew up in a racing family, which took her to the racetrack at a young age. Her father was an engine tuner for Silver Crown cars and after spending many of her formative years at the track, Mueller decided it was time to try her hand behind the wheel. From ages 10-18, she forged a successful career in the quarter-midget and micro-midget divisions at such tracks as King’s Speedway in Hanford, Calif., and Madera (Calif.) Speedway, winning several track and series titles along the way. Her No. 14 entry was a nod to her racing hero, A.J. Foyt.

Following high school graduation, Mueller enrolled at the renowned California Polytechnic State University where she earned a mechanical engineering degree in June 2003. She stepped away from motorsports after college and began working at Pratt & Whitney, Inc. Rocketdyne Propulsion and Power. While there, she assisted in the design and development of the main engine nozzle for the space shuttle from August 2003 to January 2007.

While working on the shuttle program could only be described as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, Mueller still dreamed of a career in motorsports. In 2008, she joined Team Penske, one of the most successful sports organizations in the world. While working with the team, Mueller has implemented and organized a weight savings program that significantly reduced the weight of the cars, along with improving radio equipment for all teams. She has also operated and maintained many of the essential data acquisition programs that are standard in today’s high-tech world of stock car racing.

In her first year as an engineer working with Bullins on the No. 22 NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) team in 2013, Mueller helped guide Keselowski, Blaney and others to three wins. One year later, the No. 22 team put up record-setting numbers with 12 victories among four different drivers, including Keselowski (six wins), Joey Logano (three wins), AJ Allmendinger (two wins) and Blaney (one win) as the team captured the NXS Owner championship.

Led by Keselowski’s five victories and one with Blaney, the No. 22 team earned its second consecutive NXS Owner title in 2014.

Mueller and the No. 22 team featured a new crew chief in 2015 but the winning continued as four drivers generated seven victories en route to capturing their third consecutive NXS Owner championship.

Mueller reunited with Bullins at Wood Brothers Racing in 2017. The Team Penske technical alliance partner team scored their 99th all-time victory as Blaney posted his first-ever NCS win at Pocono Raceway. After advancing to the Round of 8 in the Playoffs, Blaney finished ninth in the final championship standings.

In 2018, Mueller transitioned back to Team Penske as the organization fielded a third full-season NCS car with Blaney at the wheel. Mueller helped Blaney and the No. 12 team win the inaugural Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, and Blaney finished 10th in the series standings after another solid performance in the Playoffs.

Mueller resides in Denver, N.C.