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Paul Wolfe
Crew Chief, No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil/Hunt Brothers Pizza//Pennzoil/Autotrader/AAA Ford Mustang

Paul Wolfe

Two-time NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) championship-winning crew chief, Paul Wolfe begins his 14th season with Team Penske in 2024, leading the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil/Hunt Brothers Pizza//Pennzoil/Autotrader/AAA Ford Mustang team with driver Joey Logano.

Wolfe and the No. 22 Ford team produced a win from the pole at Atlanta in 2023 to earn a spot in the NCS Playoffs as Logano finished 12th in the final series standings. The team produced 11 top-five and 17 top-10 finishes for a solid season following a championship performance in 2022.

The Wolfe-Logano tandem delivered consistent and impressive production in 2022 with the No. 12 Ford Mustang posting four wins and four poles, along with 11 top-five and 17 top-10 finishes. The team began the memorable 2022 season with a victory in the inaugural Clash of the Coliseum non points race and closed the year with a dramatic victory from the pole at Phoenix in the championship race to claim the second series title for both Wolfe and Logano.

Following a productive first season together in 2020, the Wolfe and Logano pairing produced a memorable win in the inaugural NCS race on the Bristol Motor Speedway dirt track in 2021 en route to 10 top-five and 19 top-10 finishes for the No. 22 Ford Mustang team. 

Advancing to the Round of 8 in the NCS Playoffs in 2021, following a 2020 season that saw Logano and the No. 22 team earn a trip the Championship 4 race and a third-place finish in the final standings, Wolfe and the team closed the 2021 season ranked eighth in the championship. 

Wolfe firmly established himself as one of the top crew chiefs in NASCAR when he helped Team Penske secure its first two NASCAR championships - the 2010 Xfinity Series title and the 2012 Cup Series crown, working with driver Brad Keselowski. Since he joined Team Penske in 2010, Wolfe has helped his teams produce to 36 races wins and 21 pole positions across Xfinity Series and Cup Series competition. With an experienced championship crew and driver on the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford team, Wolfe will have the opportunity to add to those impressive accomplishments this season.

Wolfe began his racing career as a driver, starting in go-karts at the age of 11 and competing in various local series until he was 18. Wolfe moved to North Carolina in 1996 and joined Joe Gibbs Racing where he worked in a variety of departments and gaining valuable experience about race cars.

The Milford, N.Y., native returned to the driver's seat in 2000 to compete in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. Wolfe made 40 starts over the next five seasons and logged 19 top 10 finishes. In 2003, he graduated to the NASCAR Xfinity Series where he made the first of 16 starts scattered over the next three seasons with a best effort of 10th-place at Nashville Superspeedway in 2005. Wolfe joined Fitz Racing in 2006 as crew chief for the team's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team and one year later he moved up to the organization's NASCAR Xfinity Series team. After spending 2009 leading CJM Racing in the Xfinity Series, Wolfe joined Team Penske as crew chief for the No. 22 Discount Tire Ford driven by Keselowski.

Under Wolfe's leadership and decision making, the team enjoyed a banner year in 2010, winning Team Penske's first-ever NASCAR championship. Keselowski scored six wins, five poles, and racked up a series-record 26 top-five finishes. That sterling performance earned Wolfe a promotion as he was named crew chief of the No. 2 Cup Series team for the 2011 season. After winning three races and earning a trip to the NASCAR Playoffs in 2011, Wolfe continued his ascension as he led Team Penske to its first Cup Series crown.

In just his second NCS season, Wolfe helped direct the No. 2 team to a series-best five victories in 2012 to go along with 13 top-five, and 23 top-10 finishes. Two clutch victories during the Playoffs at Chicagoland Speedway and Dover International Speedway catapulted the team to the title. Wolfe captured Crew Chief of the Year honors and he became the first chief to win championships in both Cup Series and Xfinity Series competition.

Wolfe's teams have produced at least one race win for the last 12 consecutive seasons. He led the No. 2 team to the Playoffs in nine of his 10 seasons as crew chief, and his teams have finished among the top 10 in the championship standings nine times, earning two trips to the title race (2017, 2020).

Wolfe resides in Mooresville, N.C. with his wife, Aleah, son Caden and daughter Halle.