Jason Stockert

Learn more about the Crew Chief of the No. 5 Chevrolet

Name: 
Jason Stockert
Birth Date: 
Aug. 15, 1978
Hometown: 
Mocksville, N.C.
Position: 
Crew Chief - No. 5 Chevrolet

Jason Stockert finished his first season as a NASCAR Xfinity Series crew chief with a couple of notable accomplishments. First, he led the No. 5 Pilot Flying J team to a ninth-place finish in the NXS point standings after building a team from scratch, and led driver Michael Annett and his new group to the inaugural NXS Playoffs in 2017.

The 39-year-old North Carolina native used his engineering background and genuine determination to succeed to earn those honors in 2017, having worked with Annett before while the two were at Rusty Wallace Inc. He and Annett worked hard to form the team into a unit, and the results showed in the final standings. In 33 starts, the No. 5 Chevrolet earned a runner-up finish in a wild race at Road America and added seven top-10 results to it to make the Playoffs. The team finished ninth in the final standings, thanks to a spirited ninth-place finish in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

A 15-plus-year veteran of the NASCAR industry, Stockert had spent the majority of his career as a team engineer for some of the top teams in the sport including Turner Motorsports, Rusty Wallace Incorporated, Roush Fenway Racing, and most recently as the team engineer for the famed No. 43 car at Richard Petty Motorsports. Stockert and the No. 43 rolled to Victory Lane at Daytona International Speedway in the summer of 2014, locking the team into The Chase for the first time since its inception.

The Mocksville, N.C. native is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and found a passion for motorsports at a young age. His parents took him to a modified race at the famed Bowman-Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem as a child, and he got to sit in a driver’s seat when the team fired the engine. He also spent time assisting the crew of that modified, as they were friends of his parents. From that point on, he was hooked, and those crew members encouraged him to attend engineering school. Upon graduating from UNC Charlotte, Stockert began his racing career at Lewis Motorsports, competing in what is now the Xfinity Series.

Outside of racing, Stockert is an outdoorsman and enjoys mountain biking, running and hunting.

XFINITY Series Schedule

  • July 28 05:00 PM ET
    U.S. Cellular 250Iowa Speedway
  • August 4 03:30 PM ET
    Zippo 200Watkins Glen International
  • August 11 03:00 PM ET
    Mid-Ohio ChallengeMid-Ohio Sports Car Course
  • August 17 07:30 PM ET
    Food City 300Bristol Motor Speedway
  • August 25 03:00 PM ET
    Road America 180Road America