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CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA - MAY 28: , Matt Crafton, driver of the #88 Jack Links/Menards Toyota, and crew chief Carl Joiner wait in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 28, 2021 in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images) | Getty Images
CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA - MAY 28: , Matt Crafton, driver of the #88 Jack Links/Menards Toyota, and crew chief Carl Joiner wait in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 28, 2021 in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images) | Getty Images

After 10 Seasons, Matt Crafton to Have New Crew Chief in 2022 as Junior Joiner Steps Down

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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