Sprint Cup Series Crew Chief Stats

updated on 9-14-2014

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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)


  • Rob Fuller Names Tony Eury Jr. General Manager at LFR Chassis: LFR Chassis, Inc., a manufacturer of modified, late model and super late model race cars, will now have daily management and oversight from one of the top racing crew chiefs and mechanics in the business as Tony Eury Jr. joins the company effective this week. Tony Eury Jr. has over 20 years of experience working at the top levels of NASCAR as a crew chief, car chief, mechanic and tire changer. He has led the top teams in motorsports - including Dale Earnhardt Inc. (DEI), Hendrick Motorsports and JR Motorsports - to numerous wins and championships. Fuller and Eury Jr. first met in 1997 at DEI where the duo was part of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s NASCAR Busch Series team. The two reunited in 2005 at DEI to give Michael Waltrip his most competitive year to date. (LFR Chassis)(5-20-2014)

  • Active Crew Chief Wins:
    (unofficial)
    #48-Chad Knaus, 67 [2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2013 Champ]
      [Darian Grubb won 2 races when Knaus was suspended]
    #99-Jimmy Fennig, 36 [2004 Champ]
    #36-Todd Parrott, 31 [1999 Champ][suspended Oct 2013]
    #11-Darian Grubb, 22 [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, 18
    #5-Kenny Francis, 17
    #29-Gil Martin, 16
    #88-Steve Letarte, 14 [10 w/Gordon, 4 with Earnhardt Jr.]
    #2-Paul Wolfe, 14 [2012 Champ]
    #93-Doug Richert, 14 [1980 Champ][management with BK Racing]
    #18-Dave Rogers, 13
    #78-Todd Berrier, 11
    #21-Donnie Wingo, 7
    #20-Jason Ratcliff, 7
    #27-Richard 'Slugger' Labbe, 5
    #7-Kevin Manion, 5
    #4-Rodney Childers, 5 [3 with MWR, 2 with SHR]
    #12-Greg Erwin, 5
    #22-Todd Gordon, 4
    #15-Brian Pattie, 3
    #9-Drew Blickensderfer, 3
    #10-Tony Gibson, 3
    #16-Matt Puccia, 3
    #77-Peter Sospenzo, 3
    #47-Brian Burns, 1
    #43-Trent Owens, 1
    #52-Jimmy Elledge, 1 [with Andy Petree Racing]
    #14-Chad Johnston, 1 [with MWR]
    #34-Jay Guy, 1
    #87/#66-Scott Eggleston, 1 [with Michael Waltrip - Daytona 500]
    #41-Daniel Knost, 1
    #32-Ben Leslie, 1
    (last winning crew chief above in red)
    (9-14-2014)

  • 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]
    Len Wood, 95
    Smokey Yunick, 57 [1951, 1953]
    Harry Hyde, 56 [1970]
    Tim Brewer, 53 [1978, 1981 Champ]
    Ray Evernham, 47 [1995, 1997, 1998 Champ][ESPN TV]
    Kirk Shelmerdine, 46 [1986,1987,1990,1991]
    Jeff Hammond, 43 [1982, 1985 Champ] [Fox TV]
    Greg Zippadelli, 34 [2002, 2005 Champ][SHR Competition Director]
    Robbie Loomis, 26 [2001 Champ][unknown]
    Robin Pemberton, 26 [works for NASCAR]
    Jimmy Makar, 23 [2000 Champ][JGR Executive]
    Larry McReynolds, 23 [Fox/TNT TV]
    Mike Ford, 21 [director of operations BK Racing]
    Steve Hmiel, 19 [1 with #8-Dale Jr., 18 with Mark Martin][unknown]
    Bob Osborne, 18 [works at Roush Fenway Racing]
    Tony Eury Sr., 15 [General Manager at LFR Chassis]
    Robby Reiser, 15 [2003 Champ][GM of Roush Fenway Racing]
    Frank Stoddard, 14 [owner of #32 team]
    Matt Borland, 13[management with SHR]
    Paul Andrews, 12 [1992 Champ][unknown]
    Kevin Hamlin, 9 [all with RCR], spotter
    Pat Tryson, 8 [Turner Motorsports NNS]
    Scott Miller, 7 [management with MWR]
    Tommy Baldwin Jr., 5 [owner of #7 & #36 team]
    Michael McSwain, 5 [owns his own auto service biz]
    Lee McCall, 5
    Joey Knuckles, 4
    Mike Beam, 3 [Nationwide Series]
    Jim Long, 3 [Hendrick Nationwide teams]
    Shane Wilson, 3
    Tony Eury Jr., 2 [Dale Jr., 1 in #8, 1 in #88][General Manager at LFR Chassis]
    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]
    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]
    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, 257 [Knaus was suspended 4 races in 2007]
    Casey Mears, Bootie Barker, 146
    Kasey Kahne, Kenny Francis, 136
    Jeff Gordon, Alan Gustafson, 135
    Greg Biffle, Matt Puccia, 117
    Kyle Busch, Dave Rogers, 99
    Clint Bowyer, Brain Pattie, 99
    David Ragan, Jay Guy, 99
    Paul Menard, Slugger Labbe, 68
    Dale Earnhardt Jr., Steve Letarte, 67
    Marcos Ambrose, Drew Blickensderfer, 67
    Danica Patrick, Tony Gibson, 65
    David Gilliland, Frankie Kerr, 64
    Carl Edwards, Jimmy Fennig, 63
    Matt Kenseth, Jason Ratcliff, 52
    Joey Logano, Todd Gordon, 51
    Trevor Bayne, Donnie Wingo, 50 (part time ride)
    A.J. Allmendinger, Brian Burns, 28
    Justin Allgaier, Steve Addington, 27
    Aric Almirola, Trent Owens, 27
    Michael Annett, Kevin Manion, 27
    Alex Bowman, Dave Winston, 27
    Kurt Busch, Daniel Knost, 27
    Austin Dillon, Gil Martin, 27
    Kevin Harvick, Rodney Childers, 27
    Kyle Larson, Chris Heroy, 27
    Jamie McMurray, Keith Rodden, 27
    Ryan Newman, Luke Lambert, 27
    Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Mike Kelley, 27
    Martin Truex Jr., Todd Berrier, 27
    Brian Vickers, Billy Scott, 27
    Reed Sorenson, Todd Parrot, 27
    Cole Whitt, Randy Cox, 27
    Brad Keselowski, Paul Wolfe, 25 [Wolfe missed Phoenix (March 2014) for birth of son]
    Josh Wise, Gene Nead, 25
    Michael McDowell, Wally Rogers, 15 (part time team)
    Landon Cassill, Mark Hillmann, 10
    Ryan Truex, Joe Williams, 4
    Tony Stewart, Chad Johnston, 3 [Stewart didn't run Watkins Glen, Michigan or Bristol after sprint car wreck]
    Denny Hamlin, Darian Grubb, 1 [Grubb suspended 6 races, Poc in Aug thru Richmond in Sept]
    (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 9-14-2014)

  • 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
    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
    1984: Waddell Wilson(3), Cale Yarborough
    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
    1996: Todd Parrott, Dale Jarrett
    1997: Ray Evernham, Jeff Gordon
    1998: Larry McReynolds(2), Dale Earnhardt
    1999: Ray Evernham(2), Jeff Gordon
    2000: Todd Parrott(2), Dale Jarrett
    2001: Scott Eggleston, Michael Waltrip
    2002: Tommy Baldwin Jr., Ward Burton
    2003: Slugger Labbe, Michael Waltrip
    2004: Tony Eury Sr., Dale Earnhardt Jr.
    2005: Robbie Loomis, Jeff Gordon
    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
    2013: Chad Knaus, Jimmie Johnson
    2014: Steve Letarte, Dale Earnhardt Jr.


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