Phil Surgen New Crew Chief For Kenseth At CGR

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Matt Kenseth will have a new crew chief at Chip Ganassi Racing starting this weekend. (NASCAR Photo)
Matt Kenseth will have a new crew chief at Chip Ganassi Racing starting this weekend. (NASCAR Photo)

CONCORD, N.C. – Chip Ganassi Racing has announced that Phil Surgen will take over as crew chief for the No. 42 Chevrolet driven by Matt Kenseth in the NASCAR Cup Series.

Surgen replaces Chad Johnston, who had been crew chief of the No. 42 entry since 2016. Surgen most recently worked as a race engineer on the No. 42 entry. He’s been with Chip Ganassi Racing since 2016.

Kenseth took over driving duties of the No. 42 Chevrolet earlier this year after the team parted ways with Kyle Larson following his use of a racial slur during an iRacing live stream.

Since taking over driving duties of the No. 42, Kenseth has earned one top-five and two top-10 finishes. His best finish this year is a runner-up result in the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.