LEGACY MOTOR CLUB announced on Monday that Ben Beshore has been named as crew chief to John Hunter Nemechek’s No.42 Toyota NASCAR Cup Series entry for the 2024 season.
Beshore, 42, has proven success in every series he has worked within. The York, Pa., native began his career in NASCAR shortly after earning an engineering degree from Virginia Tech. He joined Roush Fenway Racing, (now RFK), in 2007 as a race engineer. He moved over to Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) in 2014, to become the race engineer for NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch until 2018. In 2019, Beshore moved to the JGR Xfinity Series team where he worked with multiple drivers as the crew chief for the No. 18 series entry and then the No. 20 Toyota with driver Harrison Burton.
Beshore has plenty of experience with Toyota Power having been Kyle Busch’s crew chief in 2021 with Joe Gibbs Racing. Beshore will reunite with Nemechek as he moves up to full-time NASCAR Cup Series competition in 2024 with LEGACY MOTOR CLUB having been crew chief to Nemechek during their time together at Joe Gibbs Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2023.
Speaking about today’s news, Beshore commented saying:
“I’m excited to join LEGACY MOTOR CLUB and continue working with John Hunter in the Cup Series – we had so much success last season. I’m looking forward to helping build this program into a perennial contender that can compete at the highest level possible each and every week.”
John Hunter Nemechek is looking forward to reuniting with Beshore in 2024 saying:
“The partnership between driver and crew chief requires a type of chemistry that is hard to find. “As a driver, if you’re lucky enough to find a crew chief that you mesh with as well as Ben and I do, you do everything possible to stick together. I look forward to building on our competitive partnership and fighting for more wins and championships.”
LEGACY MOTOR CLUB Team owner and seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson commented saying:
“The driver-crew chief relationship is something I know well and it’s such an important part of the performance foundation. “We are so thankful to see Ben join the Club. His experience with John Hunter and Toyota will help us with the transition and his on-track experience will elevate us in so many ways. I have learned that Ben is a highly focused person and that he believes in the future potential of an organization that is going through a lot of change. He’s a great fit.”