Joe Gibbs Racing announced their crew chief lineup for the 2015 NASCAR season Thursday. Among the highlights are changes for drivers Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch. Hamlin’s crew chief Darian Grubb will move to the No. 19 team driven by newcomer Carl Edwards who is moving to the team from Roush-Fenway racing. Busch’s crew chief Dave Rogers moves to Hamlin’s team. Jason Ratcliff will remain with driver Matt Kenseth.
Adam Stevens has been promoted to the Sprint Cup Series and will crew chief for Busch. Stevens has spent the previous four seasons as a crew chief in JGR’s NASCAR Nationwide Series. Over that time, Stevens has been a part of 31 wins, 73 top-five and 95 top-ten finishes in 124 starts.
Grubb joined Hamlin at the start of the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. Together they won seven races in NASCAR’s top division and made the season ending Chase twice, finishing third this season. Busch and Roger have been teamed since the 2010 season winning 13 races and making the Chase every year but one. Both teams have struggled somewhat this past year with both drivers winning only one race. According to some reports had Busch and Rogers had a contentious relationship in the latter half of the 2014 season. MORE>>>