NSCS: Menard Gets New Crew Chief; Stockman Steps Up From XFINITY Series

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Paul Menard will have Danny Stockman as his new crew chief beginning at Pocono Raceway this weekend. (Sean Gardner/Getty Images for NASCAR photo)

Paul Menard will have Danny Stockman as his new crew chief beginning at Pocono Raceway this weekend.
(Sean Gardner/Getty Images for NASCAR photo)

WELCOME, N.C. – Richard Childress Racing has made a change in crew chiefs for its NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series programs, effective immediately.

Danny Stockman, a two-time champion in the NASCAR XFINITY and Camping World Truck Series, will assume crew chief responsibilities for the No. 27 Menards Chevrolet SS team, with driver Paul Menard. Stockman’s first race with the team will be at Pocono Raceway on July 31.

Stockman replaces Justin Alexander as crew chief on the No. 27. Alexander had been Menards’ crew chief since 2015.

During Stockman’s seven-year tenure with RCR, he has captured two championships and nine wins between the NASCAR XFINITY and Camping World Truck Series. The Yucaipa, Calif., native joins the No. 27 program already familiar with Menard, having worked with the veteran driver for the past two years in the XFINITY Series. Together, they produced a race win at Road America in 2015.

Menard, who earned a spot in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chase in 2015, is currently 23rd in the championship point standings.

RCR’s current NASCAR XFINITY Series Director, Gil Martin, will serve as interim crew chief for the No. 2 Rheem/Menards program.

CREDIT: Richard Childress Racing

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