Leavine Family Racing (LFR) announced Travis Mack will assume Crew Chief duties for the No. 95 with their new driver for 2018. Driver Kasey Kahne will join Mack as they both join the team from Hendrick Motorsports for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) season.
Mack, who is currently the car chief for Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the No. 88 HMS team, has worked as a car chief since 2013. Mack also served as the interim Crew Chief for the No. 88 team at Richmond Raceway in 2017.
Travis Mack History
Mack is a Louisville, Kentucky, native, and was no stranger to motorsports growing up. He raced at local tracks at a young age and built his first street stock race car at the age of 15. While going to school to become a surgeon, Mack began working on an ARCA team and quickly moved to the role of car chief. He went on to win three championships before deciding to pack up and move to Charlotte to work for Hendrick Motorsports in 2004.
Before becoming a car chief, Mack worked with the likes of Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson as a shock specialist and front end mechanic. In 2013, he moved to Hendrick Motorsports affiliate JR Motorsports, where he served as car chief for drivers Regan Smith and Chase Elliott in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Mack earned an Xfinity Series championship in 2014 as a member of Elliott’s team. He joined Earnhardt’s No. 88 team as car chief in 2015.
LFR said they are excited to bring Mack on board and believe he will fit the team well. In a press release, LFR said Mack fits the team’s never-quit mentality and brings a lot of value to the team next year and in years to come.
“As crew chief, Travis brings leadership and a solid experience to Leavine Family Racing,” said Jeremy Lange, VP and General Manager of LFR.
“His passion for racing and desire to win will fit well in our organization and, collectively, we all are looking forward to 2018 and beyond.”
Mack, 34, will remain as the car chief for the No. 88 for the remainder of the 2017 MENCS season, and will join LFR prior to the start of next season.