Crew Chief, No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil/AAA/Autotrader Ford Fusion
Todd Gordon returns for a seventh season as the crew chief of the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil/AAA/Autotrader Ford Fusion team with driver Joey Logano in the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Logano and Gordon remain one of the winningest active driver/crew chief combinations in NASCAR's premier series, with 16 wins since their pairing in 2013. The two have also notched wins in the season opening Clash at Daytona and the NASCAR All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Gordon, who earned a mechanical engineering degree from Clemson University, has been a crew chief several times throughout his career. Before coming to Team Penske, he also served as race engineer for Diamond-Waltrip Racing where he helped guide its drivers to eight top-five results, 13 top-10 finishes and three poles.
While at Clemson, he took a job building race engines in upstate New York. Gordon then built a limited super modified racecar as his college senior project, which he raced for three years at Oswego (N.Y.) Speedway. In late 1998, Gordon moved to North Carolina to work for the then-NASCAR Busch Series team of Phil Parsons. The 2000 season saw Gordon move to Joe Gibbs Racing, where he began as a fabricator and mechanic. He remained there through the middle of the 2002 season, eventually working his way up to race engineer.
By May of 2002, Gordon had found a home at PPC Racing. His first experience as a crew chief came at the end of the 2004 season when he was picked to lead the No. 22 team for the first time in his career. In April of 2007, Gordon was named crew chief and GM of CJM Racing. After getting that team up and running, Gordon moved to Baker-Curb Racing in October of 2008. He remained there until the end of 2009 before becoming race engineer at Diamond-Waltrip Racing.
The native of Camden, NY, was named crew chief of the defending champion Team Penske XFINITY Series No. 22 team in December of 2010. He continued the successful legacy of the Discount Tire team as he led the group to six more wins, 14 top-five results and a fifth-place finish in the owner point standings in 2011.
Gordon was named crew chief for the NASCAR Sprint Cup No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil team in December 2011. After a challenging 2012 season which saw the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil team switch drivers at mid-season from AJ Allmendinger to Sam Hornish, Jr., he helped the Shell-Pennzoil car to a pole-winning effort at Kansas, top-five finishes at Martinsville and Watkins Glen and four more top-10 results.
Since 2013, Gordon and Logano have won 17 races and accumulated 79 top-five finishes. The duo have qualified for the Championship Four race at Homestead-Miami Speedway two out of the last four seasons, with a best finish of second in the standings in 2016.
Gordon resides in Mooresville, N.C. with his wife, Amy, and their two daughters, Kali and Ashlyn.