Darian Grubb to Hendrick Motorsports in 2016 – Moving from Joe Gibbs Racing
Darian Grubb to Hendrick Motorsports in 2016. Hendrick Motorsports announced Monday that it has named former Joe Gibbs Racing crew chief Darian Grubb as its vehicle production director.
The 40-year-old Darian Grubb to and “will oversee every aspect of race car manufacturing” in the newly created role, according to a release provided by the Hendrick organization. Grubb will work alongside vehicle technical director Kenny Francis, another former crew chief, to spearhead production and engineering for Hendrick Motorsports’ four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams.
The hiring also reunites Grubb with the Concord, North Carolina-based operation, where he worked in various engineering and crew chief roles from 2003-08.
“It means a lot to come back to Hendrick Motorsports,” said Grubb, a Floyd, Virginia native. “This is a role that will allow me to contribute to the success of the entire organization, which was very important to me. Kenny is someone I greatly respect, so the chance to work side-by-side with him was a big factor. Everything is familiar, and I think that will make for a smooth transition.