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

Paul Wolfe

In his 10th season with Team Penske in 2020, Paul Wolfe begins a new challenge and opportunity with the organization that he helped win its first NASCAR championship. Wolfe transitions from the No. 2 Team Penske NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) team this season to lead the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil/AAA/Autotrader/MoneyLion Ford Mustang team, working with 2018 NCS champion driver Joey Logano. Wolfe has firmly established himself as one of the top crew chiefs in NASCAR, helping Team Penske win 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 the organization produce 35 races wins and 21 pole positions across Xfinity Series and Cup Series competition. Now leading the No. 22 NCS team, Wolfe will have the opportunity to add to those impressive accomplishments in 2020.

In 2019, Wolfe had another strong season at the helm of the No. 2 Team Penske Ford team. For the fourth consecutive season, the team won three races. The first win of the season at Atlanta Motor Speedway marked Keselowski’s 60th victory since joining Team Penske in 2010, which moved him past Mark Donohue to become the winningest driver in team history. The team also won at Martinsville and Kansas, qualified for the NASCAR Playoffs for the sixth consecutive season and finished eighth in the championship standings after racking up three poles, 13 top-five and 19 top-10 finishes.

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 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 led Team Penske to its first Cup Series crown.

In just his second season in the Cup Series, Wolfe helped direct the No. 2 team to a series-best five victories in 2011 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 crew 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 nine consecutive seasons and he led the No. 2 team to the Playoffs in eight of the last nine years, finishing among the top 10 in the championship standings seven times.

This season, Wolfe and his crew will be paired with Logano, who earned Team Penske’s second Cup Series title in 2018 and has finished top-five in the championship standings in four of the last six seasons.

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