NASCAR: Gibbs announces crew chief shuffle (VIDEO)


Three of the four crew chiefs for Joe Gibbs Racing will switch cars in the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the team announced Thursday.

Darian Grubb, who had been crew chief for Denny Hamlin’s No. 11 FedEx Toyota Camry, will shift over to the new No. 19 ARRIS-backed entry driven by new JGR arrival Carl Edwards.

Dave Rogers, who had been on the box for Kyle Busch’s No. 18 M&Ms Toyota, will move laterally to replace Grubb as Hamlin’s crew chief.

Adam Stevens, who had worked with Busch’s No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota in the NASCAR Nationwide (now XFINITY) Series, comes up to Cup full-time as Busch’s new crew chief on the No. 18.

Meanwhile Jason Ratcliff, who has been Matt Kenseth’s crew chief on the No. 20 Dollar General Toyota since Kenseth joined the team at the start of 2013, remains.

Gibbs’ team announced all four crew chiefs for 2015 in September, but had not assigned the cars to each of them as yet.

The team’s XFINITY crew chief lineup has been released as well, below the Cup lineup.