CONCORD, N.C. – Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates has hired Matt McCall to serve as crew chief for Jamie McMurray and the No. 1 team.
McCall will assume the role effective immediately to prepare for the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. He replaces Keith Rodden as McMurray’s crew chief.
“I am very excited to join the Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates team,” said McCall. “This organization is one that everyone in the garage has taken notice of in 2014 and I am just looking forward to the opportunity to make them even better. We have a group of very talented people building and driving the race cars here and I can’t wait to get started.”
McCall joins Ganassi from Richard Childress Racing where he most recently has been the race engineer for the No. 31 Chevrolet that made it to the Championship round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, ultimately finishing the season second in the championship point standings.
McCall is also a former driver who has competed in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and ARCA Racing Series. The Denver, N.C., native graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a major in mechanical engineering.
“We are very pleased to add a crew chief like Matt to what we feel is a team and program that is certainly on the rise and feel that he can take it to the next level,” said team co-owner Chip Ganassi. “Matt brings a lot to the table that we are thrilled to have. He has been a successful race engineer for the No. 31 team and has the added experience of being a driver, which we feel will add to his success in leading the No. 1 team. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will mesh very well with Jamie and the whole team. We couldn’t be happier.”