NXS: Crew Chief Spotlight — Team Penske’s Greg Erwin

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With five races in the books the teams that look to be the ones to beat have risen to the top, but they can’t get there without the leadership of a good crew chief.

Below is a look at the crew chief that has his team leading the NASCAR XFINITY series owner point standings:

Greg Erwin has replaced Jeremy Bullins this season atop the pit box for Team Penske’s No. 22 Ford with drivers Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano and Ryan Blaney. Erwin has worn many hats in the NASCAR world from engineer to competition director, but this season his talents have been directed towards bringing Roger Penske his third consecutive owner title in the NASCAR XFINITY Series.

So far this season the No. 22 team is on the right track, they currently lead the owner standings by eight points over JR Motorsport’s No. 88 team. Erwin has led his trio of drivers to one win, four top fives and two poles in the first five races of the season.

Erwin, a Hatboro, Penn. native, earned a degree in engineering from Clemson University in 1992. He started out in NASCAR as an engineer for several teams. He then transferred over to the research and development side of the sport for a few years before beginning his full-time crew chief career with Roush Fenway Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with driver Greg Biffle.

From there, Erwin moved to Team Penske as the competition director for their NASCAR XFINITY Series program and now he leads the No. 22 team.

The next chance for Erwin to showcase his skills will be the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 from Texas Motor Speedway on April 10 (8:30 p.m. EDT on FOX Sports 1).

CREDIT: NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications

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