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Hodges Joins Penske As NASCAR Team Manager
January 4, 2019
Jefferson Hodges, who most recently served as General Manager and Director of Competition for Rev Racing, will join Team Penske as NASCAR Team Manager beginning with the 2019 season opener in February.
Hodges Joins Penske As NASCAR Team Manager

Team Penske announced that Jefferson Hodges, who most recently served as General Manager and Director of Competition for Rev Racing, will join the organization as NASCAR Team Manager beginning with the 2019 season.

Hodges, a native of Williamsburg, Virginia, will report to Team Penske Competition Director Travis Geisler and help manage various administrative and competition-related duties for the team’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) and NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) programs.

“Joining an organization like Team Penske is a huge opportunity for me,” Hodges said. “When you look at motorsports organizations, you always find Team Penske right at the top of the list, no matter what type of racing you are talking about. To get an opportunity to work for Roger Penske, Tim Cindric (Team Penske President), Mike Nelson (VP of Operations) and all of the accomplished drivers and crew chiefs is something I’m really looking forward to.”

Team Penske is coming off one of the most successful seasons in its 53-year history, which included seven MENCS and six NXS victories. In 2019, Team Penske will field three full-time MENCS teams with Logano, Brad Keselowski and Ryan Blaney returning as drivers for the three teams. The organization will also field a full-season NXS team with driver Austin Cindric, as well as a second car for select series races.

Since 2011, Hodges oversaw Rev Racing’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series, NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model and Legend Car Series teams and stable of development drivers. In addition, he has served as crew chief in NXS, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, ARCA, K&N Pro Series East and Late Models. 

Hodges has also worked with Team Penske numerous times over the past few years, serving as a spotter for select races across its NASCAR programs, including wins with Sam Hornish Jr., in NXS, Cindric in ARCA and, most notably, with Keselowski during the 2018 Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 

For more information, visit teampenske.com.