Taylor Moyer

Learn more about the Crew Chief of the No. 8 Chevrolet

Taylor Moyer
Birth Date: 
January 14, 1988
Shoreham, Vt.
Crew Chief - No. 8 Chevrolet

Taylor Moyer returns atop the pit box for JR Motorsports in 2021 for his third season as the crew chief of the No. 8 Chevrolet with the goal of leading the team to the 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series owner championship. Fresh off of a 2020 season that saw the No. 8 team qualify for the playoffs on the strength of 11 top fives, 19 top 10s and three runner-up finishes, Moyer heads into 2021 looking to continue to make gains on all fronts with drivers Josh Berry, Sam Mayer and Miguel Paludo.

The 2021 season won’t be Moyer’s first time working with multiple drivers throughout a race season. In 2020, the No. 8 team saw three drivers get behind the wheel:  Daniel Hemric, Jeb Burton and team owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. Meanwhile, during his first full-time season as the crew chief of the No. 8 in 2019, Moyer had a total of nine drivers pilot his JRM Chevrolets, earning a total of seven top fives and 23 top 10s en route to a 10th-place finish in the NXS owner standings.

Moyer, a 33-year-old native of Shoreham, Vt. and graduate of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, came to JRM from Hendrick Motorsports following the 2018 season.  He began working at Hendrick at the age of 19 as a member of the developmental pit crew. From there, he climbed the ladder system to the parts department, chassis and body shop, and race shop – ultimately becoming a race engineer. Moyer collected one win, nine top-five and 33 top-10 finishes as a NASCAR Cup Series race engineer between working with the No. 5 team and driver Kasey Kahne and No. 24 team and then-rookie driver William Byron.

Moyer’s passion for motorsports began at a young age, helping childhood friends compete in sprint cars and dirt modifieds at dirt tracks in Vermont.  After taking engineering classes in high school, Moyer knew he wanted a career in racing. Following graduation, Moyer packed up his belongings and moved to Charlotte to attend engineering school at UNCC. 

When Moyer isn’t at the racetrack, he spends time on his farm where he resides in Olive Branch, N.C. The young crew chief also enjoys hunting, fishing, snowboarding, mountain biking, and owns a high-end storage rack company for outdoor gear. 

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