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Kyle Busch Motorsports Taps Jimmy Villeneuve as Crew Chief for Chase Purdy, No. 4 Team

Jimmy Villeneuve has been named the crew chief for Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 4 Chevrolet Silverado in 2023 and will lead Chase Purdy starting at Daytona. PC: KBM | PR

Jimmy Villeneuve, who has worked as a truck chief for Kyle Busch Motorsports since 2017, has been tapped to serve as the crew chief for the organization’s No. 4 Chevrolet Silverado in 2023, the team announced Wednesday.

Jimmy Villeneuve has been tapped by Kyle Busch Motorsports to serve as the crew chief of the No. 4 Chevrolet Silversdo

 

Jimmy Villeneuve has been tapped by Kyle Busch Motorsports to serve as crew chief of the No. 4 Chevrolet Silverado for the 2023 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season, the organization announced on Wednesday.

Villeneuve, who has spent the last six seasons as a truck chief with Kyle Busch Motorsports, will be partnered up with Chase Purdy, who enters his third full season of competition in the NASCAR Truck Series.

Together, the pairing will look to bring success to Kyle Busch Motorsports, as the organization enters its first season as a member of the Chevrolet family.

“I’m honored that Kyle has chosen to elevate me to the crew chief position and I’m going to do everything that I can to prove that it was the right decision,” Villeneuve said. “We’ve got a close-knit group of guys on the 4 team that are working hard to make sure that we come out of the gates strong to start the 2023 season. Chase has been at the shop pretty much every day, so we’re already getting acclimated to him as a person and making things comfortable for him inside the truck so that when the season starts we can unload with fast Silverados each week.”

The 2023 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series won’t mark the first time that Villeneuve has sat atop the pit box, though, as he was promoted to serve as crew chief for John Wes Townley and Athenian Motorsports five races into the 2016 season.   

“Jimmy has been an instrumental part of the success we have had at KBM in recent years winning a lot of races and a couple of championships as a truck chief, so we feel like he’s well deserving of the opportunity to be promoted to crew chief,” Busch said. “He’s learned the KBM way under Eric (Phillips) and Rudy (Fugle) and being able to promote someone from within the organization to lead Chase (Purdy) and the No. 4 team will allow them to come out of the gates strong to start the 2023 season. It also shows the quality of people we have working at KBM throughout the building in every position and that hard work and dedication within our company will be rewarded.”
Jimmy Villeneuve joins Brian Pattie as Kyle Busch Motorsports’ two crew chiefs for the 2023 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series campaign. In addition, Danny Stockman – a crew chief with Kyle Busch Motorsports in 2022 – will move to Rev Racing, to serve as crew chief of the No. 2 Chevrolet Silverado.
Joseph Srigley
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