Sprint Cup Series Crew Chief Stats

updated on 4-19-2015

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Crew Chief wins
Retired / Inactive Crew Chief wins
Current Driver / Crew Chief Tenures
Multiple Sprint Cup Championships as a Crew Chief
Daytona 500 Winning Crew Chiefs
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(stats are as accurate as possible, as not easy to find and not always well documented)


  • Active Crew Chief Wins:
    (unofficial)
    #48-Chad Knaus, 70 [2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2013 Champ]
      [Darian Grubb won 2 races when Knaus was suspended]
    #33-Todd Parrott, 31 [1999 Champ]
    #19-Darian Grubb, 21 [2 as a sub for #48-Knaus in 2006, 1 with #25-Mears; 11 with #14][2011 Champ]
    #51-Steve Addington, 20
    #24-Alan Gustafson, 19
    #6-Bob Osborne, 18
    #3-Gil Martin, 16
    #2-Paul Wolfe, 15 [2012 Champ]
    #11-Dave Rogers, 14
    #83-Doug Richert, 14 [1980 Champ]
    #4-Rodney Childers, 10 [3 with MWR, 7 with SHR][2014 Champ}
    #20-Jason Ratcliff, 8
    #33-Pat Tryson, 8
    #38-Donnie Wingo, 7
    #22-Todd Gordon, 7
    #33-Richard 'Slugger' Labbe, 5
    #7-Kevin Manion, 5
    #12-Greg Erwin, 5
    #15-Brian Pattie, 3
    #9-Drew Blickensderfer, 3
    #41-Tony Gibson, 3
    #16-Matt Puccia, 3
    #44-Peter Sospenzo, 3
    #47-Brian Burns, 1
    #43-Trent Owens, 1
    #14-Chad Johnston, 1 [with MWR]
    #46-Jay Guy, 1
    #10-Daniel Knost, 1
    #66-Scott Eggleston, 1 [with Michael Waltrip - Daytona 500]
    (last winning crew chief above in red)
    (4-19-2015)

  • Retired, deceased or no longer an active crew chief in the Sprint Cup Series:[championship years]
    NOTE: wins may not be with current teams, missing many of the old timers/past crew chiefs as I have not found accurate records of wins
    Dale Inman, 193 [1964, 1967, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1979, 1984 champ][HOF]
    Len Wood, 95 [HOF]
    Herb Nab [1976,1977 Champ]
    Smokey Yunick, 57 [1951, 1953 Champ]
    Harry Hyde, 56 [1970 Champ]
    Tim Brewer, 53 [1978, 1981 Champ]
    Buddy Parrott, 49 [retired]
    Ray Evernham, 47 [1995, 1997, 1998 Champ][Hendrick R&D]
    Kirk Shelmerdine, 46 [1986,1987,1990,1991 Champ]
    Bud Moore, 44 [1957, 1962, 1963 Champ][HOF]
    Jeff Hammond, 43 [1982, 1985 Champ][Fox TV]
    Jimmy Fennig, 36 [2004 Champ][Roush R&D]
    Jake Elder, 35 [1968,1969 Champ]
    Greg Zippadelli, 34 [2002, 2005 Champ][SHR Competition Director]
    Ernie Elliott, 30 [1988 Champ]
    Robbie Loomis, 26 [2001 Champ]
    Robin Pemberton, 26 [works for NASCAR]
    Jimmy Makar, 23 [2000 Champ][JGR Executive]
    Larry McReynolds, 23 [Fox TV]
    Gary Nelson, 21 [1983 Champ]
    Mike Ford, 21
    Barry Dodson, 19 [1989 Champ]
    Steve Hmiel, 19 [1 with #8-Dale Jr., 18 with Mark Martin][unknown]
    Kenny Francis, 17 [Hendrick R&D]
    Waddell Wilson, 17
    Tony Eury Sr., 15
    Robby Reiser, 15 [2003 Champ][GM of Roush Fenway Racing]
    Steve Letarte, 15 [10 w/Gordon, 5 with Earnhardt Jr.][NBC TV]
    Frank Stoddard, 14 [owner of #32 team]
    Tony Glover, 14
    Matt Borland, 13[Haas F1 Team]
    Mario Rossi, 13
    Paul Andrews, 12 [1992 Champ][unknown]
    Dick Hutcherson, 12
    Todd Berrier, 11 [JGR R&D]
    Travis Carter, 10 [1973 Champ]
    Gary DeHart, 10 [1996 Champ]
    Kevin Hamlin, 9 [all with RCR], spotter
    B.B. Blackburn, 8 [1962 Champ]
    Scott Miller, 7 [management with MWR]
    Rex Lovette, 7
    Tommy Baldwin Jr., 5 [owner of #7 & #36 team]
    Michael McSwain, 5 [owns his own auto service biz]
    Lee McCall, 5
    Butch Mock, 4
    Joey Knuckles, 4
    David Ifft, 4
    Shelton Pittman, 4
    Mike Beam, 3 [Nationwide Series]
    Jim Long, 3 [Hendrick Nationwide teams]
    Shane Wilson, 3
    Darrell Bryant, 3
    Tony Eury Jr., 2 [Dale Jr., 1 in #8, 1 in #88][General Manager at LFR Chassis]
    Mike Hill, 2
    Tony Furr, 2 (working at R3 Motorsports)
    Roy McCauley, 2 [with Penske Racing]
    Ryan Pemberton, 2 [1 with #01 team in 2004](NNS crew chief with JR Motorsports]
    Marc Reno, 2
    Larry Carter, 2 [1 with #26 Roush, 1 with #2 Penske]
    Jimmy Elledge, 1 [with Andy Petree Racing]
    Pete Rondeau, 1 [with Furniture Row Racing]
    Chris Andrews, 1 [Roush Racing as engineer]
    Chris Carrier, 1 [Penske NNS]
    Lance McGrew, 1 [won with #25-Vickers in 2006] [Hendrick management]
    Wally Brown, 1 (won at Darlington, subbing for Jason Ratcliff with Kenseth)
    Randy Goss, 1 [?]
    James Ince, 1 [?]
    Chip Bolin, 1 [at Calif while Robby Reiser was suspended][unknown]
    Ben Leslie, 1
    NOTE: wins may not be with current teams, missing many of the old timers/past crew chiefs as I have not found accurate records of wins

  • Driver - Crew Chief Tenures: Current combinations consecutive starts (unofficial)
    Driver, Crew Chief, #Races
    Jimmie Johnson, Chad Knaus, 274 [Knaus was suspended 4 races in 2007]
    Casey Mears, Bootie Barker, 163
    Jeff Gordon, Alan Gustafson, 152
    Greg Biffle, Matt Puccia, 134
    Clint Bowyer, Brain Pattie, 116
    Matt Kenseth, Jason Ratcliff, 69
    Joey Logano, Todd Gordon, 68
    A.J. Allmendinger, Brian Burns, 45
    Aric Almirola, Trent Owens, 44
    Austin Dillon, Gil Martin, 44
    Kevin Harvick, Rodney Childers, 44
    Ryan Newman, Luke Lambert, 44
    Cole Whitt, Randy Cox, 44
    Justin Allgaier, Steve Addington, 43
    Brad Keselowski, Paul Wolfe, 42
    Josh Wise, Gene Nead, 41
    Landon Cassill, Mark Hillmann, 27
    Michael McDowell, Wally Rogers, 25 (part time team)
    Tony Stewart, Chad Johnston, 20 [Stewart missed 3 races late in 2014 season]
    J.J. Yeley, Joe Williams, 15
    Paul Menard, Jason Alexander, 13
    Danica Patrick, Daniel Knost, 11
    Trevor Bayne, Bob Osborne, 8
    Dale Earnhardt Jr., Greg Ives, 8
    Carl Edwards, Darian Grubb, 8
    David Gilliland, Donnie Wingo, 8
    Denny Hamlin, Dave Rogers, 8
    Sam Hornish Jr., Drew Blickensderfer, 8
    Kasey Kahne, Keith Rodden, 8
    Jamie McMurray, Matt McCall, 8
    Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Nick Sandler, 8
    Martin Truex Jr., Cole Pearn, 8
    Alex Bowman, Kevin Manion, 7
    David Ragan, Adam Stevens, 7 (Ragan subbing for Kyle Busch)
    Jeb Burton, Patrick Donahue, 6
    Michael Annett, Jay Guy, 6
    Mike Bliss, Clinton Cram, 6
    Kurt Busch, Tony Gibson, 5 [Busch was suspended 1st 3 races of 2015]
    Matt DiBenedetto, Doug Richert, 5
    Brett Moffitt, Billy Scott, 4
    Chris Buescher, Derrick Finley, 4
    Brendan Gaughan, Zach McGowan, 4
    Ryan Blaney, Jeremy Bullins, 3 [part time team]
    Kyle Larson, Chris Heroy, 2 [Larson missed Martinsville with illness, was 41]
    Ron Hornaday, TBA, 1
    TBA, Scott Eggleston, 0
    Brian Vickers, Billy Scott, 0 [Vickers out with illness]
    David Ragan, Derrick Finley, 0 [Ragan subbing for Kyle Busch]
    Kyle Busch, Adam Stevens, 0 [Busch injured at Daytona, out a few months]
    (if a driver/crew chief combo DNQ's, it is not counted, and the streak only starts over if a another crew chief/driver work a race)
    (Thru 4-19-2015)

  • Multiple Sprint Cup Championships as a Crew Chief:
    8 Dale Inman (7 with Richard Petty 1964, 1967, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1979; 1 with Terry Labonte 1984)
    6 Chad Knaus (6 with Jimmie Johnson 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013)
    4 Kirk Shelmerdine (4 with Dale Earnhardt 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991)
    3 Ray Evernham (3 with Jeff Gordon 1995, 1997, 1998)
    3 Bud Moore (2 with Joe Weatherly 1962, 1963; 1 with Buck Baker 1957)
    3 Lee Petty (3 with Lee Petty 1954, 1958, 1959)
    2 Greg Zipadelli (2 with Tony Stewart 2002, 2005)
    2 Andy Petree (2 with Dale Earnhardt 1993, 1994)
    2 Jeff Hammond (2 with Darrell Waltrip 1982, 1985)
    2 Herb Nab (2 with Cale Yarborough 1976, 1977)
    2 Jake Elder (2 with David Pearson 1968, 1969)
    2 Travis Carter (1 with Benny Parsons 1973, 1 with Cale Yarborough 1978)
    2 Tim Brewer (1 with Cale Yarborough 1978, 1 with Darrell Waltrip 1981)
    2 Carl Kiekhafer (1 with Tim Flock 1955; 1 with Buck Baker 1956)
    2 Smokey Yunick (2 with Herb Thomas 1951, 1953)

  • Daytona 500, Winning crew chiefs, Drivers
    1959: Kenny Myler, Lee Petty
    1960: Ray Fox, Junior Johnson
    1961: Smokey Yunick, Marvin Panch
    1962: Smokey Yunick(2), Fireball Roberts
    1963: Leonard Wood, Tiny Lund
    1964: Lee Petty, Richard Petty
    1965: Jack Sullivan, Fred Lorenzen
    1966: Lee Petty(2), Richard Petty
    1967: Eddie Pagan, Mario Andretti
    1968: Leonard Wood(2), Cale Yarborough
    1969: Herb Nab, LeeRoy Yarbrough
    1970: Maurice Petty, Pete Hamilton
    1971: Dale Inman, Richard Petty
    1972: Leonard Wood(3), A.J. Foyt
    1973: Dale Inman(2), Richard Petty
    1974: Dale Inman(3), Richard Petty
    1975: Travis Carter, Benny Parsons
    1976: Leonard Wood(4), David Pearson
    1977: Herb Nab(2), Cale Yarborough(2)
    1978: Bud Moore, Bobby Allison
    1979: Dale Inman(4), Richard Petty
    1980: Waddell Wilson, Buddy Baker
    1981: Dale Inman(5), Richard Petty
    1982: Gary Nelson, Bobby Allison
    1983: Waddell Wilson(2), Cale Yarborough(3)
    1984: Waddell Wilson(3), Cale Yarborough(4)
    1985: Ernie Elliott, Bill Elliott
    1986: Gary Nelson(2), Geoff Bodine
    1987: Ernie Elliott(2), Bill Elliott
    1988: Jimmy Fennig, Bobby Allison
    1989: Jeff Hammond, Darrell Waltrip
    1990: Buddy Parrott, Derrike Cope
    1991: Tony Glover, Ernie Irvan
    1992: Larry McReynolds, Davey Allison
    1993: Jimmy Makar, Dale Jarrett
    1994: Tony Glover(2), Sterling Marlin
    1995: Tony Glover(3), Sterling Marlin(2)
    1996: Todd Parrott, Dale Jarrett(2)
    1997: Ray Evernham, Jeff Gordon
    1998: Larry McReynolds(2), Dale Earnhardt
    1999: Ray Evernham(2), Jeff Gordon(2)
    2000: Todd Parrott(2), Dale Jarrett(3)
    2001: Scott Eggleston, Michael Waltrip
    2002: Tommy Baldwin Jr., Ward Burton
    2003: Slugger Labbe, Michael Waltrip(2)
    2004: Tony Eury Sr., Dale Earnhardt Jr.
    2005: Robbie Loomis, Jeff Gordon(3)
    2006: Darian Grubb, Jimmie Johnson
    2007: Todd Berrier, Kevin Harvick
    2008: Roy McCauley, Ryan Newman
    2009: Drew Blickensderfer, Matt Kenseth
    2010: Kevin Manion, Jamie McMurray
    2011: Donnie Wingo, Trevor Bayne
    2012: Jimmy Fennig(2), Matt Kenseth (2)
    2013: Chad Knaus, Jimmie Johnson (2)
    2014: Steve Letarte, Dale Earnhardt Jr.(2)
    2015: Todd Gordon, Joey Logano


Stats Main Page and Stats Links
Jayski's Silly Season Site Sprint Cup News Page
Jayski's NASCAR Silly Season Site

Links to other sites about Crew Chiefs / Pit Crews
Racing-Reference.info - crew chief stats
Pit Talks - about pit crews