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Jeff Gordon usually gets all of
the accolades for the success of the Drive To End Hunger/DuPont Chevrolet.
After all, he's the driver of the car. He's the one that race fans
see on TV every week. However, he wouldn't come close to victory lane
without a hard working team behind him.
Led by crew chief Alan Gustafson and team manager Brian Whitesell, the Drive To End Hunger/DuPont team has a legendary
history in NASCAR with four Cup series championships.
The team isn't just made up of the pit crew that performs the
lightning quick pit stops. It includes "the guys back at the shop"
such as fabricators, engine specialists, chassis specialists,
aerodynamicists, all the way down to the people that answer the phones.
The team isn't just made up of the pit crew that performs the lightning quick pit stops. It includes "the guys back at the shop" such as fabricators, engine specialists, chassis specialists, aerodynamicists, all the way down to the people that answer the phones.
Alan Gustafson stepped into the crew chief position in November 2010 following a series of restructuring manuevers at Hendrick Motorsports. Gustafson has served as crew chief for Kyle Busch, Mark Martin, and Casey Mears, among others. He has worked at Hendrick Motorsports since 1999 and recently signed a contract extension to keep him at HMS thru the 2014 season.
|Michael Oxendine||Front tire carrier|
|Josh Kirk||Rear tire changer|
|Kelly Kellis||Front tire changer|
|Gene Cornwell||Rear tire carrier|
|Mike Bumgarner||Car chief|
|Jordan Allen||Tire specialist|
|Lee Deese||Race engineer|
|Tom Gray||Race engineer|
|Dan Hobbs||Shock specialist|
|Jason Ingle||Engine tuner|
|Josh Kirk||Interior mechanic|
|Mark Mauldin||Pit crew coach|
|Dean Mozingo||Hauler driver|
|Jim Parrott||Hauler driver|
Total 50-70 hours a week.
(includes Bailey, Brad, Michael, Josh, Kelly, Gene)
12-14 hours on raceday plus 4 hrs/week for practice in addition to their regular "shop" hours.
|Previous Job With #24 Team||Current Job|
|Steve Letarte||Crew chief||Crew chief for Dale Earnhardt Jr.|
|Ray Evernham||Crew chief||Track owner.|
|Robbie Loomis||Crew chief||Executive Vice President, Petty Enterprises|
|Ed Guzzo||Chief mechanic||Operational director for Robert Yates Racing|
|Charlie Siegars||Engine builder||Engine advisor to Dodge|
|Ron Thiel||Spotter/Shop Foreman||Fabr./Chassis Director for Evernham Motorsports|
|Craig Curione||Tire carrier||Tire carrier for Gillete Motorsports|
|David Smith||Tire changer||Car chief for Robert Yates Racing|
|Robert "Bootie" Barker||Shock specialist||Crew chief for #55 team|
|Tony Gibson||Car chief||Crew chief for DEI|
|Rich Hubbs||Mechanic||Car chief for #21 Wood Brothers team|
|Andy Papathanasiou||Pit crew coach||Ex. Dir., North Carolina Motorsports Assoc.|
|Patrick Donahue||Mechanic||Evernham Motorsports Truck team director|
|Ashton Lewis||Engineer||Finance manager|
|Eddie Nawrocki||Mechanic||Shop foreman for DEI|
|Matt Clark||Pit crew coach||Pit crew coach for RCR|
|Jeff Meendering||Car chief||Crew chief for Bobby Labonte|
|Chad Knaus||Tire changer||Crew chief for Jimmie Johnson|
|Darrin Mariska||Catch can||Engine tuner at Petty Enterprises|
|Shawn Parker||Mechanic||Brewco Motorspots competition director|
|Mike Trower||Front tire changer||Front tire changer for Jimmie Johnson|
|Darren Jolly||Front tire carrier||Front tire carrier for Robby Gordon|
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