Ben Beshore will become the crew chief of the No. 42 entry of Legacy Motor Club driven by John Hunter Nemechek for the 2024 NASCAR Cup Series season.
Beshore arrived in NASCAR in 2007 as a race engineer at Roush Fenway Racing before moving over to Joe Gibbs Racing in 2014. In 2019 Beshore moved to the organization’s Xfinity Series team as a crew chief. JGR would pair Beshore with Kyle Busch in 2019.
By the time the 2023 season rolled around Beshore was back in the Xfinity Series being paired with Nemechek. The announcement today allows the duo to continue to work together but at the highest level of NASCAR.
“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.”
Nemechek echoed those comments.
“The partnership between driver and crew chief requires a type of chemistry that is hard to find,” said Nemechek. “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.”
Owner Jimmie Johnson expressed his belief in the importance of chemistry between a driver and crew chief.
“The driver-crew chief relationship is something I know well and it’s such an important part of the performance foundation,” said Johnson. “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.”
Beshore’s role within the organization is effective immediately.