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Todd Gordon
No. 12 Menards/Advance Auto Parts/DEX Imaging/BODYARMOR/MoneyLion Ford Mustang

Todd Gordon

NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) Champion crew chief Todd Gordon is in his ninth season with Team Penske in 2020 and the 2018 title winner embarks on a new challenge this season. After working with the No. 22 NCS team for the past eight seasons, Gordon and his crew transition to the No. 12 Menards/Advance Auto Parts/DEX Imaging/BODYARMOR/MoneyLion Ford Mustang with driver Ryan Blaney in 2020.

As he transitions to working with a new driver this season, Gordon brings with him a wealth of experience and an impressive track record of success. Since 2013, Gordon generated 21 Cup Series wins with the No. 22 Cup Series team with driver Joey Logano. Gordon helped produce the second Daytona 500 victory in Team Penske’s history in 2015 before directing the No. 22 team to the organization’s second NCS title with Logano in 2018. He looks to build on his achievements with Team Penske and bring that level of production to the No. 12 team working with Blaney this season.

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 Cup Series No. 22 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 team to a pole-winning effort at Kansas, top-five finishes at Martinsville and Watkins Glen and four more top-10 results.

Since 2013, Gordon directed the No. 22 team to 100 top-five finishes. The team also qualified for the Championship Four race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in three out of the last six seasons with one championship (2018) and a runner-up finish in 2016.

Away from the track, Gordon enjoys aviation and restoring classic muscle cars. He resides in Mooresville, N.C. with his wife, Amy, and their two daughters, Kali and Ashlyn.