The potent pairing of Ben Beshore and John Hunter Nemechek will continue for another season as LEGACY MOTOR CLUB announced on Monday morning that the crew chief will follow Nemechek to the No. 42 team for the 2024 NASCAR Cup Series season.
Beshore is dedicated to helping point LMC into being a weekly contender.
“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," Beshore said in a team release. "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.”
The 42-year-old Beshore served as Nemechek's crew chief at Joe Gibbs Racing during the 2023 NASCAR Xfinity Series season, an effort that resulted in seven race wins and a Championship 4 appearance.
The obvious chemistry between Nemechek and Beshore has the driver very excited that they can carry momentum into the 2024 NASCAR Cup Series season.
“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.”
Jimmie Johnson the co-owner of LMC, who scored seven NASCAR Cup Series championships as a driver with Chad Knaus as his crew chief, is a man who knows a thing or two about driver/crew chief chemistry. He feels Beshore is a great fit for LMC and Nemechek.
“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.”
In addition to being a championship-caliber crew chief in the NASCAR Xfinity Series ranks, Beshore has also proven to be capable of steering the ship in the NASCAR Cup Series.
In two full seasons as a NASCAR Cup Series crew chief, Beshore made the Playoffs in both seasons and he scored a total of three victories with Kyle Busch and the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing team.
Beshore has racked up a total of 15 wins in the NASCAR Xfinity Series over the course of 99 starts as a crew chief in that series.
Nemechek went full-time NASCAR Cup Series racing in 2020 with Front Row Motorsports, and in his rookie campaign, Nemechek recorded three top-10 finishes.
In 2024, Nemechek will look to take the next step forward.
That announcement followed a May 2nd announcement that the LMC team would switch manufacturers from Chevrolet to Toyota in 2024 as well.
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