Pearn, 32, replaces Todd Berrier, who has been offered a key position to remain at Furniture Row Racing.
Joe Garone, Furniture Row Racing’s general manager, said the team has also made new hires to strengthen the engineering staff.
“In an effort to continue to move the team forward we feel the personnel changes and new additions will yield positive results on the race track,” said Garone. “Cole has played a vital role in our growth. The well-rounded skill sets that be brings to the table in his new position as crew chief will he instrumental in our commitment to once again become a Chase participant. As a former racer and an experienced engineer, Cole has a thorough understanding of what it takes to bring us to that level.”
Pearn initially joined Furniture Row Racing from Richard Childress Racing at the start of the 2010 season. He led Furniture Row’s race-engineering staff through mid-year of 2011. He returned to the Denver-based team as the lead race engineer in the middle of 2012.
A native of London, Ontario, Pearn competed as a racer in what is now known as the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series. He also raced late models and was a three-time Canadian national go-kart champion.
Pearn is a mechanical engineering graduate from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario.