Jeff Hammond

NASCAR on FOX Analyst

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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  • Big storylines brewing at Homestead
    November 16, 2013, 9:09 AM EST
    Our Jeff Hammond is sorry to burst the bubble of Earnhardt fans, but if their guy cannot win, Hammond says consistency isn't going to be enough to get him a championship.
  • No reason to hate on Johnson?
    November 14, 2013, 9:41 AM EST
    If Jimmie Johnson wins his sixth championship, he becomes only the third driver in NASCAR history to own six or more titles. That's some truly rarefied air, Jeff Hammond writes.
  • Harvick, Kenseth battling for second
    November 13, 2013, 9:51 AM EST
    Even though Matt Kenseth has put amazing results on the board in his first year with Joe Gibbs Racing, Kevin Harvick's accomplishments as a lame-duck driver are hard to top.
  • Johnson, Kenseth in fierce battle
    November 02, 2013, 11:14 AM EDT
    Last year proved that the fall race at Texas Motor Speedway can go a long way toward determining who ultimately prevails as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion.
  • Harvick, Ty Dillon feud bad for RCR
    October 31, 2013, 9:42 AM EDT
    Kevin Harvick apologized for harsh comments directed at the Dillon boys after the truck race at Martinsville. But was the apology sincere? Jeff Hammond analyzes the situation.
  • Jeff Gordon, the 13th warrior
    October 29, 2013, 4:45 PM EDT
    Our Jeff Hammond ponders what the chances are that four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon can finally make it five in this Chase.
  • Hammond: Chase tightens after Talladega points swing
    October 27, 2013, 9:40 AM EDT
    Jimmie Johnson took the points lead after last week's race at Talladega, but Jeff Hammond says the Chase battle is tighter than you may think heading into Martinsville.
  • Lack of wins plaguing Earnhardt Jr.
    October 26, 2013, 10:29 AM EDT
    NASCAR's most popular driver has, in many ways, enjoyed a stellar season. However, his failure to reach Victory Lane continues to haunt his quest to become a champion.
  • Martinsville a challenge for Kenseth
    October 23, 2013, 6:28 PM EDT
    Our Jeff Hammond says that while Jimmie Johnson is the undisputed king of Martinsville Speedway, Matt Kenseth also has reason for optimism this weekend.
  • Talladega wreckage part of the game
    October 19, 2013, 10:48 AM EDT
    Every driver and crew chief enters the 2.66-mile track expecting to limp home late Sunday with a torn-up race car, our Jeff Hammond writes.
  • 'Dega preparations require precision
    October 18, 2013, 10:49 AM EDT
    Our Jeff Hammond says that Sprint Cup Series teams are forced to work within a smaller box than ever when preparing their cars to race at the restrictor-plate tracks.
  • Strategies differ much at Talladega
    October 16, 2013, 9:51 AM EDT
    Our Jeff Hammond strongly believes it's a bad idea for drivers to take it easy for most of the race at Talladega in hopes of avoiding the familiar 'Big One.'
  • Testing, testing: NASCAR puts Generation-6 car through it's paces
    October 14, 2013, 11:04 AM EDT
    Our Jeff Hammond thinks it's just a great time to take a look at where things are and experiment to see where things might go.
  • Big guns ready to roll at Charlotte
    October 12, 2013, 8:53 AM EDT
    There was a time not long ago when Jimmie Johnson and Hendrick Motorsports were unstoppable at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Tonight could be the night they reassert their dominance.
  • Kenseth, Johnson locked in a battle
    October 10, 2013, 12:27 PM EDT
    Jeff Hammond writes that whoever has luck on his side and can adapt and recover best from adversity over the next three weeks will win the 2013 championship.
  • NASCAR forecast: Engine Trouble?
    October 05, 2013, 10:14 AM EDT
    Our Jeff Hammond is following the potential engine issue at Kansas Speedway with an eye towards what could be a disaster for some teams.
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Sports Stats & Info
  • Born: September 9, 1956
  • Began career in motorsports as a tire-changer in 1974 at the age of 17 for Walter Ballard
  • Won the 1989 Daytona 500 as Crew Chief for Darrell Waltrip