Jeff Hammond

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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. Fan Forum email RSS   add this
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  • Kansas on tap but 'Dega is lurking
    October 04, 2013, 4:29 AM EDT
    This weekend, the eyes of the NASCAR world are on Kansas Speedway. But, as Jeff Hammond writes, a certain upcoming track will likely have a greater impact on the standings.
  • Johnson not about to bow to JGR duo
    October 01, 2013, 2:56 PM EDT
    In winning for a record eighth time at the 1-mile oval, driver No. 48 showed Matt Kenseth, Kyle Busch and JGR that he won't go down without a fight for this championship.
  • JJ can challenge Kenseth for title
    September 28, 2013, 1:34 PM EDT
    With eight races to go, the five-time Sprint Cup Series champion and his Chad Knaus-led team are more than capable of stepping up and chasing down Matt Kenseth.
  • Nothing easy about The Monster Mile
    September 26, 2013, 2:18 PM EDT
    To win at 'The Monster Mile,' it's always a good idea to bring your 'A' game. And even then, there are no guarantees of things going right at the tricky Delaware oval.
  • Kenseth is strong but it's not over
    September 24, 2013, 10:43 AM EDT
    The driver of the No. 20 Toyota is in prime position to capture his second Sprint Cup Series title this season. He had better watch his back, though, our Jeff Hammond writes.
  • Loudon should say where Fords stand
    September 20, 2013, 9:50 AM EDT
    To remain championship contenders, Ford drivers know they cannot afford to give up any points at the only two flat tracks in the Chase, starting Sunday at Loudon.
  • Johnson, team can still win it all
    September 19, 2013, 9:47 AM EDT
    Jimmie Johnson and his No. 48 team uncharacteristically stumbled their way into the Chase. Sunday at Chicagoland proved, however, that they are serious title contenders.
  • JGR teammates will be hard to beat
    September 18, 2013, 9:34 AM EDT
    Our Jeff Hammond makes a strong case that it's the Joe Gibbs Racing teammates -- Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch -- not Jimmie Johnson, in the best position to win the title.
  • Edwards, Kyle Busch look promising
    September 14, 2013, 11:46 AM EDT
    Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch are the Sprint Cup Series' two most recent winners and appear poised for a strong Chase. Then again, someone else could also step up.
  • Chicagoland a snapshot of the Chase
    September 13, 2013, 10:45 AM EDT
    NASCAR's 10-race playoff features five tracks at a mile-and-a-half in length. Being fast at the first one - Chicagoland Speedway - could bode well for a driver at the rest.
  • Penalty against MWR was in order
    September 12, 2013, 10:20 AM EDT
    Our Jeff Hammond pulls no punches in giving his take on the whole fiasco at Richmond International Raceway involving Michael Waltrip Racing and the Chase.
  • Brad on the outside looking in
    September 07, 2013, 8:30 AM EDT
    Our Jeff Hammond is surprised Brad Keselowski is in the predicament of possibly not being able to defend his championship.
  • Johnson in slump as the Chase nears
    September 05, 2013, 9:34 AM EDT
    Jimmie Johnson still leads the standings. That's the good news. The bad news for the No. 48 team is that Johnson suddenly can't seem to buy a break, our Jeff Hammond writes.
  • Pit stops could loom large at RIR
    September 04, 2013, 6:19 PM EDT
    As Kurt Busch and Jeff Gordon battle for the final non-Wild Card spot in the Chase, our Jeff Hammond predicts it will come down to what happens Saturday night on pit road.
  • Atlanta race provides Chase test
    August 31, 2013, 9:39 AM EDT
    The dress rehearsal is over. On Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, our Jeff Hammond says we will see who really has the goods heading into NASCAR's playoff.
  • Newman could land at Furniture Row
    August 29, 2013, 10:12 AM EDT
    As the dominoes continue to fall in NASCAR's annual 'Silly Season,' one of the biggest questions surrounds where Ryan Newman will race next year. Our Jeff Hammond has an idea.
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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