NO. 31 CREW CHIEF LUKE LAMBERT
|Date of Birth:||October 2, 1982|
|Hometown:||Mt. Airy, N.C.|
|Marital Status:||Married (Jamie)|
|Hobbies:||Mountain and dirt bikes|
Luke Lambert will lead the No. 31 Caterpillar/Cheerios Chevrolet SS team in 2013 as crew chief for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Burton.
As a student at N.C. State, Lambert was a Formula SAE Team Leader from 2004 – 2005, guiding a team of students in the design and technical performance aspects of building race cars from the ground up. He joined Richard Childress Racing shortly after college as an engineer in September 2005.
The 30-year-old Lambert returns to the No. 31 team in Sprint Cup Series competition after spending four years as team engineer, working alongside crew chiefs Todd Berrier and Scott Miller. The No. 31 team scored three wins, 27 top-five and 61 top-10 finishes during the four-year stretch and made three appearances in the prestigious Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. In 2011, Lambert earned two top-five and five top-10 finishes in 17 Sprint Cup Series races as interim crew chief of the No. 31 team making his debut on top of the pit box at the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The 2005 North Carolina State University mechanical engineering graduate served as crew chief on the No. 2 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Nationwide Series leading driver Elliott Sadler to four wins, four pole awards, 15 top-five and 24 top-10 finishes en route to a second-place finish in driver championship point standings.
Lambert resides in Lexington, N.C. with wife Jamie and their son.
N0. 31 RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING TEAM
Beginning as a childhood dream of becoming a race car driver while selling peanuts and popcorn at the local track, Richard Childress bought his first race car for $20 and went on to build what is widely considered one of the legendary organizations in the history of motorsports.
Following his own 12-year NASCAR driving career, Richard Childress went on to build what is widely considered one of the legendary organizations in the history of motorsports. Richard Childress Racing became synonymous with success and championships with the legendary Dale Earnhardt and the famed black No. 3 Chevrolet. RCR has earned 14 championships, more than 200 victories, and was the first organization to win titles in NASCAR's three main national series.
Richard Childress Racing continues its tradition of success into 2013 with three Chevrolet Sprint Cup Series teams (No. 31 - Jeff Burton, No. 29 - Kevin Harvick, and No. 27 - Paul Menard), three Nationwide Series teams (No. 2 - Brian Scott, No. 3 - Austin Dillon, and No. 33 - Brendan Gaughan, Kevin Harvick, and Paul Menard), and three Camping World Truck Series teams (No. 3 - Ty Dillon, No. 62 - Brendan Gaughan, and No. 2 - Tim George, Jr.
|ROAD CREW||PIT CREW|
|Crew Chief||Luke Lambert||Front Tire Changer||Tim Sheets|
|Car Chief||Darin Nestlerode||Front Tire Carrier||JD Holcomb|
|Engineer||Matt McCall||Jackman||Adam Lewis|
|2nd Engineer||Ryan Baldi||Rear Tire Carrier||Brad Robison|
|Shock Specialist||Charlie Orr||Rear Tire Changer||Zach Price|
|Engine Tuner||Frank Mathalia||Gas Man||Cruz Gonzalous|
|Mechanic #1||Kyle Kelly|
|Mechanic #2||Andy Kreup|
|Mechanic #3||Travis Owens|
|Tire Specialist||Kyle Collins|
|Truck Driver||Jeff Craven|
|2nd Truck Driver||James Nunn|