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Jeff Hammond

Jeff Hammond is a former NASCAR crew chief who led Darrell Waltrip to two of his three Sprint Cup championships. The duo also teamed up to win the 1989 Daytona 500. Prior to that, Hammond was the jackman for Cale Yarborough for all three of his Cup championships. He has 43 Sprint Cup wins as a crew chief. Follow him on Twitter.

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Ben from Gallup, N.M.: Congratulations on your first win. We here in Gallup, New Mexico are big fans of you and your team. We have been rooting for Brandon Whitt and you, sir. Many, many more. Go Brandon!!!!!
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Jeff Hammond: It was a lot of fun. Last Friday, we had a victory party over at one of our partners' houses, Marty Gaunt. Seeing the sparkle in the eyes of the team members makes you understand what a special reward it is to go to Victory Lane, especially as a team owner. When you win as a crew chief, it's a totally different feeling. You never really get a chance to step back, watch from the outside looking in and take some satisfaction and pride in being associated with a team that is happy and excited for all the right reasons. Hopefully we'll be able to continue with our strong runs this weekend at Indianapolis Raceway Park (Friday, 8:30 p.m. ET on SPEED). I think Brandon and the whole team have the right attitude so we know how to win. We've got to back it up with a solid finish on Friday so that's what we're looking forward to doing.


FOX race analyst Jeff Hammond led Darrell Waltrip to two of DW's three Winston Cup championships as his crew chief. They also teamed to win the 1989 Daytona 500.

For autographed copies of Jeff Hammond's new book "Real Men Work in the Pits" plus magnets, hats and more, check out www.dwstore.com.

For photos and appearances, visit Jeff's web site www.jeffhammond.com.

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