Jeff Hammond

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Jeff Hammond is a former NASCAR crew chief who led Darrell Waltrip to two of his three Sprint Cup championships. The duo also teamed up to win the 1989 Daytona 500. Prior to that, Hammond was the jackman for Cale Yarborough for all three of his Cup championships. He has 43 Sprint Cup wins as a crew chief. Follow him on Twitter. Fan Forum email RSS   add this
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  • Harvick, Kurt Busch put past in past
    August 27, 2013, 10:57 AM EDT
    They've bickered and insulted one another. Their mutual disdain for each other has long been known. But, starting in 2014, Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch will be teammates.
  • Stage set for crazy night at Bristol
    August 23, 2013, 9:45 AM EDT
    Night racing at Bristol is chaotic by nature. Factor in the ultra-high stakes several drivers face on Saturday, and this trip to Thunder Valley could get extra sticky.
  • Kurt Busch has done wonders for team
    August 22, 2013, 3:22 PM EDT
    Our Jeff Hammond says that no story from 2013 is bigger than Kurt Busch turning single-car Furniture Row Racing into a legitimate Chase contender.
  • Martin a capable sub for Stewart
    August 20, 2013, 10:37 AM EDT
    Our Jeff Hammond says all the dominos that have fallen into place since Tony Stewart's injury have given several drivers an opportunity to benefit.
  • Montoya's racing future in question
    August 17, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT
    Our Jeff Hammond says it is tough to predict what is next for Juan Pablo Montoya, who recently learned he will not be back next year at Earnhardt Ganassi Racing.
  • Hammond: Drivers must seize moment
    August 15, 2013, 4:32 PM EDT
    With all that has happened to Brian Vickers over the last few years, it shouldn't surprise anyone if he's a Chase contender in 2014, our Jeff Hammond explains.
  • Dillon pick shows SHR has big goals
    August 14, 2013, 11:57 AM EDT
    Our Jeff Hammond explains why Stewart-Haas Racing made a wise choice for its Michigan replacement driver while three-time champ Tony Stewart recovers from injuries.
  • Don't count Stewart out yet
    August 06, 2013, 2:29 PM EDT
    Tony Stewart's broken leg certainly made news, but it didn't make history. Our Jeff Hammond has been there, done that, and knows how he can get back into his car.
  • Gordon looking good for Chase berth
    August 02, 2013, 12:06 PM EDT
    With only six races left before the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup field is set, our Jeff Hammond examines who's looking good to make it in, and who has work left to do.
  • Newman needs win No. 2 for wild card
    August 01, 2013, 12:41 PM EDT
    Ryan Newman's Brickyard 400 win was almost a fairy tale. Can he now rally into Chase contention in his final run with Stewart-Haas Racing? Our Jeff Hammond delves in.
  • Keselowski on shaky Chase ground
    July 27, 2013, 9:49 AM EDT
    Our Jeff Hammond says Brad Keselowski is far from assured of having the opportunity to repeat as Sprint Cup Series champion.
  • Winning at Indy never an easy task
    July 25, 2013, 4:04 PM EDT
    Winning at famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway puts a driver, crew chief and team in a very unique category, our Jeff Hammond explains.
  • There's a first time for everything
    July 23, 2013, 9:50 AM EDT
    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series takes to Ohio's Eldora Speedway for historic debut on dirt. It will be quite the spectacle, our Jeff Hammond writes.
  • Tempers grow short as Chase nears
    July 18, 2013, 12:38 PM EDT
    As Chase nears, potential for on-track mayhem increases
  • MWR overcomes challenges
    July 16, 2013, 12:20 PM EDT
    Michael Waltrip racing drivers are getting really close to reaching that next level in NASCAR.
  • Gen-6 car has exceeded expectations
    July 12, 2013, 12:12 PM EDT
    New Gen-6 NASCAR Sprint Cup car has exceeded expectations so far.
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Sports Stats & Info
  • Born: September 9, 1956
  • Began career in motorsports as a tire-changer in 1974 at the age of 17 for Walter Ballard
  • Won the 1989 Daytona 500 as Crew Chief for Darrell Waltrip