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David "Dave" Rogers (born March 12, 1974) is an American technical director at Joe Gibbs Racing. Previously, he served as the crew chief for the No. 19 Toyota Camry driven by Daniel Suárez in the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series. He served as race engineer starting in 1999 for Tony Stewart's No. 20 under crew chief Greg Zipadelli. Success on that team earned him the crew chief position on the No. 11 Sprint Cup team with driver Jason Leffler.

Dave Rogers
Personal information
Birth nameDavid Rogers
NationalityAmerican
Born (1974-03-12) March 12, 1974 (age 45)
Marshfield, Vermont
ResidenceHuntersville, North Carolina
Sport
CountryUnited States
SportNASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series
Team19. Joe Gibbs Racing

Rogers started to crew chief for Kyle Busch in the No. 18 car late in the 2009 season after Busch missed the Chase for the Sprint Cup with former No. 18 team crew chief Steve Addington. In Rogers' first full season (2010) with Busch they finished 8th in points. Rogers is known to be a conservative crew chief, usually taking four tires late in races and not gambling on fuel mileage. Rogers has played a large role in the maturation of his former rowdy and controversial driver Busch. Rogers has 13 wins in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as Busch's crew chief.[1][2][3][4] Rogers served as the crew chief for Busch through the 2014 season. In 2015, Rogers became the crew chief for Denny Hamlin in the No. 11 team, winning two races with Hamlin. In 2016, Rogers moved over to the No. 19 team with Carl Edwards, winning three races and a near Championship. After 2016, Edwards stepped down as the driver of the 19 car.

After Edwards retired, Rogers became the crew chief for Daniel Suárez in the No. 19 team. On March 29, 2017, it was announced that Rogers would be taking an indefinite personal leave of absence, with Scott Graves serving as crew chief of the No. 19 team.[5] On June 19, JGR announced that Rogers would become the Technical Director for JGR's Xfinity Series teams.[6]

On October 9th, 2018, effective immediately, Rogers, is to return as crew chief to the No. 19 driven by Daniel Suarez for the last 6 races. Scott Graves, the now ex-chew chief for the No. 19 is to leave Joe Gibbs Racing. [7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dave Rogers. Joe Gibbs Racing. Retrieved on 2013-08-30.
  2. ^ Kyle Busch 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Results. racing-reference.info
  3. ^ Kyle Busch 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Results. racing-reference.info
  4. ^ Jason Leffler 2005 NASCAR Sprint Cup Results. racing-reference.info
  5. ^ Menzer, Joe (March 29, 2017). "Daniel Suárez JGR crew chief Dave Rogers takes personal leave". Fox NASCAR. Retrieved March 29, 2017.
  6. ^ "Joe Gibbs Racing names Dave Rogers technical director for NASCAR XFINITY Series Operations". Official Site Of NASCAR. 2017-06-19. Retrieved 2018-03-13.
  7. ^ "Dave Rogers to come back as crew chief, with Scott Graves leaving JGR". NASCAR. October 9, 2018. Retrieved October 9, 2018.

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