Stewart-Haas Racing: 2023 Driver/Crew Chief lineup updated

Two new crew chiefs join to the team lineup in 2023

The 2023 NASCAR season is set to get underway in early February. The pieces are aligning as teams prepare for the upcoming season. Stewart-Haas Racing will welcome two new crew chiefs for the 2023 season.

Hear from Stewart-Haas Racing following the lineup announcement below.

Ryan Preece moves from Rick Ware Racing to the No. 41 in the NASCAR Cup Series. Cole Custer remains with the team as he takes over the No. 00 in the Xfinity Series.

Chad Johnston will serve as the crew chief for Ryan Preece on the No. 41 car. Johnston previously worked as a crew chief for Tony Stewart between 2014-2015.

Jonathan Toney will take on the role of crew chief for Cole Custer in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Toney previously worked as an engineer for SHR. He’s worked with the team since 2003.

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Stewart-Haas Racing
2023 Lineup

No. 4
Kevin Harvick
Crew Chief: Rodney Childers

No. 10
Aric Almirola
Crew Chief: Drew Blickensderfer

No. 14
Chase Briscoe
Crew Chief: John Klausmeier

No. 41
Ryan Preece
Crew Chief: Chad Johnston

No. 00 (Xfinity)
Cole Custer
Crew Chief: Jonathan Toney

No. 98 (Xfinity)
Riley Herbst
Crew Chief: Richard Boswell 

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Greg Zipadelli comments

“In Chad Johnston and Jonathan Toney, we’ve got two guys who are hungry to win that also bring a lot of smarts and experience to each of their roles,” said Greg Zipadelli, chief competition officer, SHR.

“Both are very familiar with our program and our people.”

“It’s great to have Chad back with our race team. A lot of the people he worked with when he was here before are still here today, and he already has a rapport with Ryan Preece. Chad fits in seamlessly and has a tremendous work ethic.”

“Jonathan has been a workhorse and his fingerprints are on a lot of the success this team has enjoyed. He’s been here since the very beginning and knows this place inside and out. Jonathan has definitely earned this opportunity and all of us are proud to see him take on this new role.”


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