Several NASCAR Cup Series drivers have new chiefs. Among them are Brad Keselowski (Matt McCall), Kurt Busch (Billy Scott), Ryan Blaney (Jonathan Hassler), Erik Jones (Dave Elenz) and Chris Buescher (Scott Graves).
Keselowski and Busch are paired with new crew chiefs as a result of being with different teams. Hassler – who spent last season as crew chief at Wood Brothers Racing – takes over on Blaney’s No. 12 Team Penske team for veteran crew chief Todd Gordon, who retired at the end of last season.
Of the crew chiefs joining up with returning drivers, only Elenz has no prior experience at the Cup Series level. He has spent the past five seasons as a full-time crew chief in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for JR Motorsports, where his drivers have won two championships.