Veteran crew chief Chad Norris is switching teams and drivers for the 2018 season.
Norris is leaving Brennan Poole at Chip Ganassi Racing to join GMS Racing, and he will be the crew chief for Spencer Gallagher’s No. 23 Chevrolet in the Xfinity Series.
Gallagher has two top-10s in his Xfinity Series career, and he’ll be looking to take the next step in 2018 with Norris as his crew chief. Norris and Poole made it into the second round of the Xfinity playoffs last season.
Norris said in a press release that he believes GMS Racing has the tools to compete at a high level every week.
“I am really excited to join GMS Racing for the 2018 season,” Norris said via NBC Sports. “We have all of the assets to build this Xfinity team into a top-tier competitor every weekend at the track. With Mike Beam and myself there is a lot of veteran knowledge to continue to not only help Spencer to grow as a driver but the Xfinity program as a whole.”
Norris has worked with drivers such as Jamie McMurray, Matt Kenseth, Trevor Bayne and Bubba Wallace in the past, and he’s been a part of three wins in his career as a crew chief.