As is always the case, there was heavy turnover among the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series crew chiefs during the off-season. Following are 10 NASCAR drivers who have new crew chiefs this year.
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Randall Burnett, formerly an engineer with Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, is working with Allmendinger (pictured) on the No. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet this year.
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Matt Puccia (pictured), formerly Greg Biffle’s crew chief, stays with Roush Fenway Racing but has moved to the No. 6 Ford with Bayne.
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Brian Pattie (pictured), a Michael Waltrip Racing veteran, joined Roush Fenway Racing, where he is paired with Biffle on the No. 16 Ford.
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Crew chief Bob Osborne (pictured) and rookie driver Chris Buescher are essentially on loan from Roush Fenway Racing to Front Row Motorsports, where they are working together on the No. 34 Ford.
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Longtime Joe Gibbs Racing veteran Dave Rogers (pictured), who last year was Denny Hamlin’s crew chief, has moved to Edwards and the No. 19 Toyota this year.
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Mike Wheeler, formerly Hamlin’s engineer, moved up from Joe Gibbs Racing’s NASCAR XFINITY Series program to the No. 11 JGR Toyota in Sprint Cup.
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Chad Johnston (pictured) joined Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates to work with Larson on the No. 42 Chevrolet. Johnston was Tony Stewart’s crew chief last year.
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Billy Scott (pictured) came over from Michael Waltrip Racing to become crew chief for Patrick and the No. 10 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet.
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Scott, a rookie with Richard Petty Motorsports, will drive the No. 44 Ford with Chris Heroy (pictured) as his crew chief. Heroy moved to RPM from Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates.
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Mike Bugarewicz, formerly Kevin Harvick’s race engineer, is the new crew chief for Stewart and the No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet. No word yet on Stewart’s status, following a dune-car crash in Southern California on Sunday.