Jeff Hammond‘s career in NASCAR began in 1974 working as a tire changer. He quickly became one of the best jackmen in the business and served on all three of driver Cale Yarborough’s Winston Cup championship seasons. Legendary driver Darrell Waltrip took over for Yarborough in 1981 and encouraged owner Junior Johnson to promote Jeff to the crew chief position for the start of the 1982 season. The combination of owner Johnson, driver Waltrip, and crew chief Hammond set the sport of NASCAR on its ear. Two more championships followed and 43 wins as a crew chief placed Hammond in the record books as one of NASCAR’s all time great crew chiefs. Jeff joined Fox Sports at the end of the 2000 Winston Cup season. He serves as an analyst for NASCAR on FOX’s live, at-track prerace program and race coverage. Additionally, Hammond is an analyst for FOX Sports 1’s NASCAR RACE HUB and the network’s Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series practice and qualifying coverage. Besides his love of racing, Jeff also has a passion for horses, rodeos, team roping, and hunting.