JR Motorsports announced changes to its crew chief lineup Thursday for the 2023 Xfinity Series season.
The driver-crew chief lineups will be:
No. 1 team: Crew chief Mardy Lindley with Sam Mayer
No. 7 team: Crew chief Jim Pohlman with Justin Allgaier
No. 8 team: Crew chief Taylor Moyer with Josh Berry
No. 9 team: Crew chief Jason Burdett with Brandon Jones
“As successful as 2022 was for JR Motorsports, we’re always asking ourselves ‘How can we be better?’” said Mike Bumgarner, JRM’s director of competition. “While we performed at a very high level this season, a tweak here or there can help push us even further. We were fortunate to bring in Jim and Mardy. Both have past success with their drivers and we expect that will aid in making a smooth transition.”
Bumgarner had been Berry’s crew chief before taking over the role as director of competition. Moyer had been Mayer’s crew chief this past season.
Burdett had led Allgaier to the title race in five of the past seven seasons. He will be with Jones, who joins the team for the upcoming season. Pohlman, who had been at Richard Childress Racing, takes over as Allgaier’s crew chief. Lindley, who spent the past two seasons at Kyle Busch Motorsports, joins the organization to work with Mayer. Lindley and Mayer won titles in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series in 2019 and ARCA Menards Series in 2020.