Coming off a photo-finish win at Phoenix Raceway to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship, former Joe Gibbs Racing Crew Chief, Dave Rodger spoke with Dave Moody on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio’s program, Sirius XM Speedway about changes taking place at JGR for next season.
“I’ve been talking with Coach (Joe Gibbs) about what would happen next?” Rogers said. “We knew that the JGR Xfinity Series program was going to be reduced from four teams to three teams, and that left an odd man out.
“He told me if anything opened up at 23XI that he would bless my desires to entertain those conversations. Something was posted that was really appealing to me. It seemed like a great opportunity for where I am in my career, and so I talked it over with him and he said he was OK if I applied, and that ball started rolling awhile ago.”
Dave Rodgers was announced as the 23XL Racing’s new Performance Director for the 2022 season.
For now, Rodgers hangs up his crew chief cap with 18 victories in the Cup Sereis and 21 victories in the NASCAR Xfinity Series all coming with Joe Gibbs Racing starting in 2006.
For Joe Gibbs Racing next season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Brandon Jones is the only confirmed driver of the No. 19 Menards Toyota Supra. Ty Gibbs, who won four races with the team in 2022 is expected to take over the No. 18 car as Championship driver, Daniel Hemeric moves to Kaulig Racing for next season. No word who the driver of the No. 20 or No. 54 car for next season.