Crew chief, broadcaster, owner
Hammond was one of the top crew chiefs in NASCAR history before finding similar success as a commentator for Fox Sports’ NASCAR coverage. The Charlotte native’s NASCAR career began in 1974 on Walt Ballard’s crew. After joining Junior Johnson’s team, he was promoted to crew chief, where he and inductee Darrell Waltrip became the most successful driver/crew chief pairing of the 1980s and early ‘90s. Together, they won 43 races, two championships (1982, 1985), were runner-up twice (1983, 1986) and, while at Hendrick Motorsports, captured the 1989 DAYTONA 500. In 2001, Hammond stepped away from crew chief duties and reunited with Waltrip in the broadcast booth, where he became a mainstay of Fox Sports’ NASCAR coverage, including NASCAR Race Hub. Hammond also produces an online column for Foxsports.com. From 2005 to 2017, Hammond co-owned the Red Horse Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team, which won 16 races. In recent years, Hammond has worked as a crew chief for Clay Greenfield Motorsports and Tony Stewart and Ray Evernham’s Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) Series.