Friday, December 09, 2011

Grubb Confirmed As New Crew Chief At JGR

Joe Gibbs Racing confirmed today that Darian Grubb will serve as crew chief for the #11 FedEx Toyota and driver Denny Hamlin on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

"Darian is a great addition to our organization and the person to lead our #11 FedEx team," said team owner Joe Gibbs. "Obviously he has proven the ability to guide a team to a championship and we are excited to have him working with Denny toward achieving that goal here at Joe Gibbs Racing."

Grubb is coming off a 2011 season with driver Tony Stewart at Stewart-Haas Racing which included winning five of the 10 Chase races en route to the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. He spent the past three seasons as crew chief for the No. 14 car after Stewart left JGR to start his own race operation. Prior to joining Stewart-Haas Racing, Grubb spent six years with Hendrick Motorsports; rising through the organization's engineering ranks and gaining invaluable crew chief experience.

"I'm thrilled to join Joe Gibbs Racing," said Grubb. "The chance to work with Denny is something I'm excited about. When you sit down with Joe and J.D. Gibbs, you can't help but be excited about this opportunity and the team aspects of JGR. There is no question about the level of support you get here and I'm looking forward to working with everyone across the entire organization."

Joe Gibbs Racing will hold a teleconference to discuss the hiring at 3 PM ET today. It can be heard live during Sirius Speedway on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio, Channel 90.


  1. Excited about his addition to JGR. They need somebody with his Mississippi Gambler attitude.

  2. I think that is very exciting news for JGR and Hamlin fans alike. I am not a Hamlin fan, but watching Grubb work his way through the ranks at Hendrick's has made me a big fan of Grubb!

  3. Anonymous3:08 PM

    nice job joe.

  4. Anonymous6:12 PM

    shoulda went to Hendrick!!

  5. I don't understand why he left tony stewart. They won a championship and then split. That just doesn't make sense.

  6. Anonymous8:15 PM

    Daniel, tis no secret that DG was fired. In fact was "working while fired" during the last 10 races.