MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Todd Parrott has been relieved of his duties as crew chief for Leavine Family Racing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, effective immediately.
“After careful consideration and numerous discussions regarding the position of crew chief, we decided to go in a different direction,” team officials said in a statement on Monday morning. “We continue to explore our options for the 2018 race season.”
Parrott is a two-time Daytona 500-winning crew chief and guided Dale Jarrett to the 1999 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship, all during a decade-long tenure at Robert Yates Racing.
The veteran crew chief began with LFR during the 2016 season, when Ty Dillon drove the No. 95 Chevrolet in six races thanks to a partnership between Richard Childress Racing and LFR.
Parrott assumed full-time crew chief duties for the entry at Dover Int’l Speedway in October of 2016, continuing in that capacity all the way up through Sunday’s race at Talladega Superspeedway.
Jon Leonard will move into the role of interim crew chief for the No. 95 Chevrolet. Kasey Kahne will replace Michael McDowell as driver for the team next season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
Leavine Family Racing contributed to this staff report.