What’s Happening?

The crew chief is one of the most important roles on a race team, and it can make a big difference in a driver’s season. Here is a list of all of the confirmed Cup Series crew chiefs for 2024 in numerical order.

  • A crew chief is similar to a Head Coach in other sports. They lead the pit crew, make pit strategy calls, and help set up the race car. Many of the greatest drivers in history had great crew chiefs to go along with them.
  • As the offseason goes on, we will list every confirmed crew chief that will be atop the pit box for the 2024 season. From the longtime crew chiefs returning to the new faces in new places.
  • Fans are always interested in who the crew chief is on a race team. Many times, fans will place blame on the crew chief when drivers struggle.

Phil Surgen: Ross Chastain #1

Phil Surgen has worked with Ross Chastain since he moved up to the Cup Series full-time in 2020. The pair won their first pole in 2023 at Nashville before winning the race, and they won the season finale at Phoenix.

Brian Wilson: Austin Cindric #2

Austin Cindric and Harrison Burton swapped crew chiefs mid-season in 2023, and Brian Wilson moved to Austin Cindric and the #2 team. Wilson and Cindric worked together in the Xfinity Series, including winning the 2021 Series Championship.

Keith Rodden: Austin Dillon #3

Keith Rodden returned atop the pit box in 2023 with Austin Dillon. Previously, Rodden worked with Kasey Kahne at Hendrick Motorsports with one win at Indianapolis in 2017. Dillon and Rodden struggled in 2023 to a 29th-place points finish and only 7 top-10 finishes.

Rodney Childers: Josh Berry #4

Josh Berry replaces Kevin Harvick at Stewart-Haas Racing in 2024, but, Rodney Childers stays. Childers won the Cup Series Championship in 2014 with Harvick.

Cliff Daniels: Kyle Larson #5

Kyle Larson and Cliff Daniels will reunite once again in 2024. The pairing has been one of the best in the Cup Series since they joined forces in 2021, and they made their second Championship 4 in 2023.

Matt McCall: Brad Keselowski #6

Matt McCall returns for his 10th season as a crew chief in 2024. McCall and Keselowski will work together for their third season in 2024, and 2023 was a great season for the two. They made the Playoffs and improved to 8th in points from 24th in 2022.

Ryan Sparks: Corey LaJoie #7

Corey LaJoie and Ryan Sparks partner up for their 5th season in 2024. 2023 was their best season together with 3 top-10s, 2 top-5s and a 25th place points finish.

Randall Burnett: Kyle Busch #8

Kyle Busch and Randall Burnett proved to be a great pairing in 2023 with three wins. It was Burnett’s second straight three-win season, as he won that many races with Tyler Reddick in 2024.

Alan Gustafson: Chase Elliott #9

Alan Gustafson and Chase Elliott pair up in 2024 looking to forget 2023. A critical miscalculation at Watkins Glen, an injury, and a suspension all played a role in Elliott missing the Playoffs in 2023. However, the two do have a Championship together, so, the odds are they can bounce back

Drew Blickensderfer: Noah Gragson #10

Drew Blickensderfer enters his 15th season in 2024. He has won races with Matt Kenseth, David Ragan, and Michael McDowell in the Cup Series. Now, Blickensderfer partners with Noah Gragson for 2024.

Chris Gabehart: Denny Hamlin #11

Since Denny Hamlin and Chris Gabehart joined forces in 2019, they have not finished outside of the top-5 in points. Still, they have failed to get Hamlin that elusive Cup Series Championship. Is 2024 the year they finally do it?

Jonathan Hassler: Ryan Blaney #12

Jonathan Hassler and Ryan Blaney reunite in 2024 after winning the Cup Series Championship in 2023. With a Championship, the two seem primed to work together for many years to come.

Richard Boswell: Chase Briscoe #14

Richard Boswell moved up from the NASCAR Xfinity Series to the Cup Series part-way through the 2023 season. The pairing of Briscoe and Boswell recorded 4 top-10s in 20 races in 2023. Will they help turn around Stewart-Haas Racing in 2024?

Travis Mack: Kaulig Racing #16

Travis Mack moves from Trackhouse to Kaulig for 2024. Mack won a race with Daniel Suarez in 2022, but, the pairing missed the Playoffs in 2023.

Scott Graves: Chris Buescher #17

Scott Graves and Chris Buescher each had their best season in 2023 with three wins and a 7th-place points finish. The two alongside Matt McCall and Brad Keselowski helped improve RFK Racing in 2023.

James Small: Martin Truex Jr. #19

James Small and Martin Truex Jr. partner up in 2024 for their fifth season. After missing the Playoffs in 2023, they won the regular season Championship, but they struggled in the Playoffs. Can they put a full season together in 2024?

Jeremy Bullins: Harrison Burton #21

Jeremy Bullins joined Harrison Burton partway through the 2023 season. Bullins was the crew chief on The Wood Brothers’ last victory in 2017 at Pocono.

Paul Wolfe: Joey Logano #22

Paul Wolfe may be one of the greatest crew chiefs of his era. He has two Championships between two different drivers, and he has 38 career wins. However, Wolfe and Joey Logano look to improve on a first-round Playoff exit from 2023.

Robert “Bootie” Barker: Bubba Wallace #23

“Bootie” Barker and Bubba Wallace had their best season together in 2023 despite not winning a race. Barker is a veteran of the Cup Series, as he started his crew chief career with Dave Blaney in 2003. Now, Barker is with the best team he ever has been, and the sky may be the limit.

Rudy Fugle: William Byron #24

William Byron finally had his breakout season in 2023 with six wins and a Championship 4 appearance. Rudy Fugle played a large role in that, and the two appear to be one of the top driver/crew chief combinations.

Trent Owens: Daniel Hemric #31

Trent Ownes returns to Kaulig Racing to work with Daniel Hemric on the #31 car for 2024. Owens has one career Cup Series win with Aric Almirola at Daytona in 2014.

Travis Peterson: Michael McDowell #34

Michael McDowell and Travis Peterson won a race in their first year working together in 2023. Will the pair continue to improve heading into 2024?

Ryan Bergenty: Todd Gilliland #38

Ryan Bergenty was the crew chief for Todd Gilliland for 30 races in 2023. The pair had three top-10 finishes in 2023, and they reunite for 2024.

Ben Beshore: John Hunter Nemechek #42

Ben Beshore returns to the Cup Series in 2024 with John Hunter Nemechek. The pairing won 7 races in the Xfinity Series in 2023, and Beshore has three Cup Series wins with Kyle Busch.

Dave Elenz: Erik Jones #43

Erik Jones and Dave Elenz reunite once again in 2024. The two regressed some in 2023 after winning a race in 2022. However, the new Legacy Motor Club relationship with Toyota gives this pairing some optimism for 2024.

Billy Scott: Tyler Reddick #45

Billy Scott enjoyed his first multi-win season as a crew chief in 2023 with Tyler Reddick. The two will work together once again in 2024, and it will be Scott’s 10th season as a Cup Series crew chief.

Mike Kelley: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #47

Mike Kelley and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. reunited in 2023, and they started the season by winning the Daytona 500. While they finished last out of all Playoff drivers in the final standings, the Daytona 500 win makes the two an interesting pairing heading into 2024.

Blake Harris: Alex Bowman #48

Blake Harris was dealt a bad hand in 2023 with Alex Bowman injuring his back. Before that, Bowman was leading the points standings at one point. Hopefully, the pairing will have a full season to work with in 2024.

Chris Lawson: Justin Haley #51

Chris Lawson is being promoted from the Truck Series to the Cup Series in 2024. Lawson has 6 race wins and a Championship in the Truck Series with Front Row Motorsports, and he will join Justin Haley at Rick Ware Racing.

Chris Gayle: Ty Gibbs #54

Chris Gayle returned to the Cup Series with Ty Gibbs in 2024. The pairing had 11 wins in the Xfinity Series, and they had a solid 2023 season. Gibbs seems like an easy candidate to win his first career race in 2024.

Stephen Doran: Zane Smith #71

Stephen Doran is a crew chief rookie in 2024. He only has two races under his belt on an interim basis with Kevin Harvick in 2022. Zane Smith is also a rookie driver, so, this pairing is hard to predict for 2024.

Luke Lambert: Carson Hocevar #77

Luke Lambert moves on from Legacy Motor Club to Spire Motorsports for 2024. He paired with Carson Hocevar late in the 2023 season, and the two were solid together. Now, they reunite for a full season in 2024.

Kevin Swiderski: Daniel Suarez #99

Kevin Swiderski swaps with Travis Mack heading into 2024 atop the box for Daniel Suarez. Swiderski has two career Cup Series wins with A.J. Allmendinger.

This article will be updated as the offseason progresses