Paul Menard gets new crew chief
Danny Stockman (left) with Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Xfinity Series driver, Ty Dillon (photo courtesy of Getty Images for NASCAR).
By AMANDA VINCENT
Paul Menard, driver of the No. 27 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will have a new crew chief atop his pit box for Sunday’s race at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa. Danny Stockman is the new crew chief on the No. 27 team, effectively immediately, according to a release from RCR on Monday. He replaces Justin Alexander.
Stockman has been with the Childress organization for seven years, working within the organization’s NASCAR Xfinity and Camping World Truck series programs. He has two championships and a total of nine wins across those two series since joining RCR. Those two wins include a win with Menard as driver in Xfinity Series competition at Road America in Elkhardt Lake, Wis., last year.
Menard is 23rd in the Sprint Cup Series points standings heading into the Pocono race. He has two top-10 finishes in the 20 races, so far, this season.
In moving to the No. 27 team, Stockman vacates the position of crew chief on RCR’s No. 2 Xfinity Series team. Gil Martin, Richard Childress Racing’s Xfinity Series Director, will serve as interim crew chief for the No. 2 NXS team until a permanent replacement is found.