Legacy lands Gordon as Johnson’s crew chief
NASCAR Cup Sequence champion crew chief Todd Gordon will oversee the No. 84 crew and Jimmie Johnson’s part-time schedule this season.
Gordon joins Legacy Motor Membership after final serving as a crew chief in 2021 at Group Penske for Ryan Blaney. He received a Cup Sequence championship in 2018 with Joey Logano.
Final season, Gordon joined SiriusXM NASCAR Radio as a co-host on the channel and did race broadcasts for Motor Racing Community (MRN). He’ll proceed in these roles along with working with Johnson.
“I’m actually trying ahead to working with one other champion that also has the need to compete and win on the highest degree,” stated Gordon. “In my conversations with Jimmie, I discovered we each miss the competitors however don’t need the grind of a full-time schedule so it is a nice alternative for us to nonetheless race and assist Legacy Motor Membership construct on the success they noticed in 2022.”
“Having the strain of ‘making the race’ by way of qualifying and the Duel races goes to be a bit of irritating with a automobile that Jimmie and I haven’t labored with but,” Gordon continued. “However the crew had actually good automobiles on superspeedways final season, so we’ve nice assets, nice teammates and a superb start line.”
Johnson’s full slate of races has not been introduced, nonetheless he’ll try and make the sphere for the Daytona 500 subsequent month. He’s a two-time winner of the Nice American Race.
“I’m thrilled to have Todd come on board as my crew chief,” stated Johnson. “I’ve actually loved attending to know him over the previous couple of weeks. I’ve recognized and revered him as a competitor for a few years and have at all times appreciated his professionalism, work ethic and outcomes. His knowledge and expertise shall be useful to Legacy M.C. as an entire. I consider he’ll work very properly with Dave, Luke and your entire crew.”
Moreover, Legacy Motor Membership introduced a contract extension for Dave Elenz, who will proceed to work with Erik Jones on the No. 43 automobile by way of the 2025 season.
“I’m excited to proceed my profession for 2023 and past at Legacy M.C.,” stated Elenz. “We had an important season final yr due to Erik and everybody on the crew. There may be plenty of pleasure and alternative proper now at Legacy M.C. and I’m actually trying ahead to getting again to the observe.”
Johnson and Jones are two of three automobiles Legacy M.C. will subject this season. Noah Gragson will pilot the No. 42 and compete for Rookie of the Yr honors.
“The quantity of expertise and pedigree of individuals we’ve at Legacy M.C. is actually spectacular,” stated Mike Beam, crew president. “I actually can’t wait to get to the observe and see what we are able to accomplish collectively. Maury (Gallagher), Jimmie, Joey Cohen and I’ve been working actually exhausting over the low season to place the proper individuals in place. The expertise that comes with these championship-winning crew chiefs and drivers will assist us proceed the legacy that Maury and I constructed with GMS Racing and Richard (Petty) and Dale (Inman) constructed with Richard Petty Motorsports and can transfer Legacy M.C. ahead.”