Matt Borland Named Crew Chief for Paul Menard and No. 27 Sprint Cup Team

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On Wednesday, Richard Childress Racing announced veteran crew chief Matt Borland will take over crew chief duties for Paul Menard and the No. 27 team in the Sprint Cup Series beginning next season.

Menard’s interim crew chief Danny Stockman will return to the organization’s XFINITY Series program next season.

Borland, a veteran crew chief and engineer brings more than 20 years experience to RCR. Since 2009, Borland has served in many roles at Stewart Haas Racing including Vice President of Competition and crew chief. Most recently, he served as vice president of technology for SHR where he oversaw the team’s NASCAR and Formula 1 operations, while managing its engineering staff of 30.

Borland’s crew chief record includes 13 Sprint Cup Series wins all with current RCR driver Ryan Newman, with the most notable win being the 2013 Brickyard 400.

“Matt’s experience as an engineer in both NASCAR and Formula 1 will be critically important to the growth of RCR’s Sprint Cup Series program,” said Chairman and CEO, Richard Childress. “He has an impressive background and will be a great resource to our racing operations.

“We thank Danny (Stockman) for his time as interim crew chief of the No. 27 team and look forward to having him back next season as a crew chief in our XFINITY Series program. Danny has played an integral role in our XFINITY Series success and we’ll have a forthcoming announcement on his new responsibility.”

“Richard Childress Racing is one of NASCAR’s most prestigious race teams with a storied history and I’m thrilled to be a part of this organization,” Borland said. “I’m looking forward to working closely with Dr. Eric Warren and the staff of talented engineers and employees. I’m confident my experience in various forms of motorsports will contribute to RCR’s continued success on track.”