During the race, Vince Welch reported on the FOX Sports 1 broadcast that Matt Crafton’s longtime crew chief, Junior Joiner, would not return next season. Frontstretch caught up with Joiner post-race, where he confirmed he wouldn’t return in 2022.
“Yeah, I’m done,” he said tersely.
Crafton and Joiner have been paired together for 10 years in the Camping World Truck Series and have won three series titles.
“Junior and I are like brothers,” Crafton said.
When asked why he’d be stepping down from the pit box, Joiner explained, “it’s time to be a dad.”
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