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Luke Lambert Added As Crew Chief for Noah Gragson in 2023

Luke Lambert, the current crew chief for Noah Gragson in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, will follow the Las Vegas native when he begins his first full-time NASCAR Cup Series year for Petty GMS in 2023, the organization announced Oct. 25.

The veteran crew chief will return to the top of a Cup pit box after spending his first year with Gragson in 2022, where he has earned eight wins, 19 top fives and 24 top 10s.

“I’m looking forward to continuing this journey with Noah,” Lambert said in a team release. “This year has been fun and rewarding, and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. When I joined JRM, it was because I believed in the organization and knew I’d have the opportunity to compete for race wins and a chance at the championship, and that’s exactly where we are right now.

“I see the same opportunity with Petty GMS. They’ve shown great growth this season and were able to get the team’s first win.”

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It will be Lambert’s 12th full-time Cup season as a crew chief in his career, which has seen him earn one win while working for a number of different teams, such as Richard Childress Racing and Roush Fenway Racing.

Lambert, Gragson and the No. 9 JRM team are the top seed of the Xfinity playoffs and recently locked themselves into the Championship 4 round after winning at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

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Dalton Hopkins began writing for Frontstretch in April 2021. Currently, he is the lead writer for the weekly Thinkin' Out Loud column and one of our lead reporters. Beforehand, he wrote for IMSA shortly after graduating from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2019. Simultaneously, he also serves as a First Lieutenant in the US Army.

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Charlie

He is one of the best crew chiefs in NASCAR. Not only has he made Gragson better, he will make Petty-GMS better. I certainly don’t have the money, but if I were building a team from scratch or purchased an existing team, Luke Lambert would be the first one I hired, even before a driver. Look at his record.

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