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Legacy Motor Club names crew chief for John Hunter Nemechek

Ben Beshore will go back to the NASCAR Cup Series, serving as crew chief for John Hunter Nemechek starting in 2024.

Beshore will replace Luke Lambert, who oversaw the No. 42 team when Noah Gragson came on board in 2023. It is unknown, as of now, where Lambert will go.

Photo courtesy of Legacy Motor Club

Beshore led Nemechek to seven wins, 17 top-5 finishes and 24 top-10s in 33 NASCAR Xfinity Series races in 2023. The season also included a Championship Four berth.

They’ll get to take their talents to the Cup Series with the No. 42 Legacy Motor Club team now. 2024 will mark LMC’s first season with Toyota.

Both Beshore and Nemechek have been full-time in the series before.

Beshore led Kyle Busch in 68 starts in 2021 and 2022. They earned three wins, 22 top-5s and 36 top-10s, plus two playoff appearances.

When Busch left and Ty Gibbs took over, Joe Gibbs Racing named Chris Gayle as crew chief. They moved Beshore to the Xfinity Series with Nemechek.

Photo of John Hunter Nemechek by Dominic Aragon/TRE

As a full-time Cup Series driver, Nemechek ran the final three races in 2019 before running the full schedule in 2020.

In 2020, Nemechek earned three top-10 finishes and a 22.4 average finish – the best season for the No. 38 car to that point until Todd Gilliland earned four top-10s and a 20.8 average finish in 2023.

Nemechek went back to the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series to restart his career in 2021 and ’22. He earned seven wins, 22 top-5s and 31 top-10s in 45 races, plus a Championship Four berth in 2021.

After a successful year in the Xfinity Series, John Hunter Nemechek and crew chief Beshore will move up to the Cup Series and lead the No. 42 team as Legacy Motor Club goes to Toyota in 2024.

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