There will be a lot of new surrounding LEGACY MOTOR CLUB as the rebranded organization heads into the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series season. A new team name. New drivers (Noah Gragson full-time in the No. 42 and Jimmie Johnson part-time in the No. 84) and a new co-owner (Johnson).
But on Wednesday the race team announced some key moves within the executive structure of the organization that could help the team take large steps behind the scenes as well.
Bruce J. Mosley has been named LEGACY MOTOR CLUB’s President, Business Operations. Mosley has been a fixture within the motorsports industry for nearly 30 years.
“It’s an honor and a privilege to join the team at LEGACY MOTOR CLUB,” said Mosley, who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Florida State University. “I am extremely grateful for this opportunity and look forward to working with our ownership group and team members to deliver best-in-class activation programs for our partners.”
Mosley has worked for numerous different teams, sponsors and race tracks over the years, and most recently served as the president of Violet Defense. That position came on the heels of an eight-year run as the chief revenue officer at what is now known as RFK Racing.
John Lewensten, a longtime business associate of Jimmie Johnson, will serve as the team’s new Senior Vice President, Partner Services. The 48-year-old Lewensten is an alumni of the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in public relations, advertising and applied communications.
Lewensten has worked alongside Johnson since the driver’s rookie NASCAR Cup Series campaign in 2002, and was key in the negotiations for Johnson’s two-year IndyCar tenure with Chip Ganassi Racing. For Johnson, who joined LEGACY MOTOR CLUB as a part-owner this offseason, having Lewensten by his side in 2023 is a big deal.
“John is family to me,” said Johnson. “He’s not a ‘yes’ guy, and that is why we have shared so much success together. I’ve worked with him since 2001 when he came into NASCAR as my public relations representative. I needed a business-minded person who had my best interest and my back, so I brought him to Jimmie Johnson Racing. We have been through so much – seven championships, different teams, growing families, life changes, and all the ups and downs along the way. He is usually my first call (very) early every morning and my last call at night – always navigating everything I throw at him. I couldn’t have done any of this without John and the knowledge, perspective and attitude he brings is key as we move forward with LEGACY MOTOR CLUB.”
Joey Cohen, who had been serving as the team’s Director of Competition and Engineering, has been elevated to Vice President, Racing Operations. The 38-year-old is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering.
Cohen began his career in NASCAR as an intern at Hendrick Motorsports, which he parlayed into a role as a race vehicle dynamics engineer at RFK Racing in 2006.
Following his stint at RFK, Cohen served as a lead race engineer for Hendrick Motorsports. Over the years, Cohen has also worked for JTG-Daugherty Racing, Kyle Busch Motorsports, and GMS Racing.
LEGACY MOTOR CLUB is coming off a successful 2022 season in the NASCAR Cup Series, where the organization scored a victory in the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway with Erik Jones. Jones would finish the season 18th in the NASCAR Cup Series point standings in the team’s No. 43 entry, while Ty Dillon came home 29th.
Jones will return for the 2023 season alongside Noah Gragson, who will replace Dillon in the team’s No. 42 machine. Gragson will compete for Rookie of the Year honors, while Johnson returns to NASCAR as a driver for the first time since the 2020 season.
Johnson is scheduled for a part-time schedule in the team’s new No. 84 entry.