- Jason Stockert
- Birth Date:
- Aug. 15, 1978
- Mocksville, N.C.
- Crew Chief - No. 5 Chevrolet
Jason Stockert enters his first year as the crew chief for the No. 5 Pilot Flying J Chevrolet driven by Michael Annett for JR Motorsports in 2017. Stockert brings an engineering background and genuine determination into the role where he hopes to lead Annett and the No. 5 team to a NASCAR Xfinity Series championship.
Stockert, a 15-plus-year veteran of the NASCAR industry, has 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 2017 season will mark the second time that Stockert and Annett have worked together. Stockert was a team engineer at RWI in 2011 when Annett drove the No. 62 Pilot Flying J car.
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.