Brian Campe begins his 10th season with Team Penske in a new role as Engineering Coordinator. In his new position with the team, Campe manages engineering design, vehicle dynamics, aerodynamics and simulation in both the INDYCAR and IMSA programs for Team Penske.
Campe transitions to this new role after five seasons as a race engineer for the team’s INDYCAR program, most recently with Josef Newgarden and the No. 2 Dallara/Chevrolet team, including its 2017 IndyCar Series Championship campaign.
After making the non-traditional move from stock cars to open wheel racing after spending four seasons with Team Penske's NASCAR program, Campe led Juan Pablo Montoya to his 2015 Indianapolis 500 win and Newgarden's 2017 championship – the 15th open-wheel racing title in team history.
While it typically takes a driver some time to get acclimated to a new team, Campe helped the young Newgarden up-to-speed quickly. The duo picked up a win in just their third start together at Campe's "home" track of Barber Motorsports Park. The pair finished the season with four wins, nine podium finishes and 390 laps led.
Campe began his Team Penske tenure as the Team Engineer for Brad Keselowski on the No. 12 NASCAR Cup Series team. He remained with Keselowski for the 2011 season as the Vehicle Dynamics Engineer on the No. 2 Miller Lite Cup Series team, during which time Keselowski scored three wins. In 2012, Campe teamed up with Sam Hornish Jr., and the No. 12 team in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. He continued in that role through the 2013 season, helping Hornish earn his first two series victories.
A native of Madison, Alabama, Campe knew from an early age that he would work in racing. He transferred from the University of Alabama in Huntsville to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte during his college years in order to be closer to the heart of NASCAR.
After graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering, Campe served as an engineer for Paul Menard at Dale Earnhardt Inc., before moving on to Hendrick Motorsports as a shock specialist for its NASCAR XFINITY Series program. He transitioned to JR Motorsports for the 2008 and 2009 seasons first as a race engineer before he earned a promotion to crew chief.
Campe, his wife Shannon and their three children reside in Mooresville, North Carolina.