Crew Chief for the No. 5 team Cliff Daniels wants to create a sustained level of success with Kyle Larson and the team.
Larson is set to return to the Cup Series fold in the 2021 season after he signed with Hendrick Motorsports for the No. 5 team. He will be supported by Daniels from the pit box.
The former Chip Ganassi Racing driver has already laid out expectations for his comeback season and has said that he is targeting wins this season.
As for the crew chief, he wants to build a foundation on which to build future success. He said:
“It’s going to be one thing to go win a race. OK, cool, great, won a race. Now, what are you going to do from there?
“I don’t have a Cup win as a crew chief, so in no way am I taking that for granted at all; it’s just making sure we have put the right pieces in place so as we’re finding the success that we want to have and are working to have, we can sustain it.
“That’s my goal for him. That’s my goal for me. That’s my goal for the team.”
Daniels is yet to taste a Cup race win during his tenure with HMS as the crew chief. Having the fiercest competitor in Kyle Larson, he might not be far away from recording his first win.