Hendrick Motorsports pit coach leaves sport

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A pit coach working with the crews of Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be leaving Hendrick Motorsports at the end of January, according to a report.

Pittalks.com first reported that Greg Morin will leave Hendrick Motorsports to pursue other interests outside the sport. Morin’s departure comes less than a year after Lance Munksgard left Hendrick Motorsports as a pit coach to join his family’s business.

Morin had been a pit coach for 10 seasons, spending his first three years at Performance Instruction & Training before joining Hendrick Motorsports. During his tenure at Hendrick Motorsports, he was a part of four Sprint Cup championships, two Daytona 500s triumphs, two Coca-Cola 600 wins and four Brickyard 400 victories.

Chris Krieg remains the head pit coach for the crews of Johnson and Earnhardt. Chris Burkey is the head coach for the pit crews of Kasey Kahne and Jeff Gordon.

Hendrick Motorsports plans to evaluate candidates for Morin’s position immediately. In the interim, other members of the coaching staff will pick up Morin’s responsibilities.