On Tuesday, the Wooden Brothers introduced that Crew Penske engineer Jonathan Hassler would take over as crew chief for the No. 21 staff starting with this weekend’s NASCAR All-Star Race at Texas Motor Speedway.
Hassler replaces Greg Erwin, who has served because the group’s crew chief the previous three seasons within the Cup Collection. Erwin had served as Paul Menard’s crew chief for 2 seasons earlier than DiBenedetto joined the staff final yr.
The change comes as DiBenedetto and the No. 21 is struggling to stay within the hunt for the Cup Collection playoffs. With 10 races remaining within the common season, DiBenedetto is 60 factors under the cut-off to make the 16-driver area on factors.
DiBenedetto started the yr with three finishes of twenty eighth or worse and has been compelled to dig out of a factors gap ever since.
Thus far this season, he has two top-five and three top-10 finishes by means of 16 races. DiBenedetto’s finest end was fourth at Kansas in early Could.
Since that race, the staff has not completed higher than 18th.