|Best finish 14th (2003)|
Name Cole Pearn
|Role Race car driver|
|Born October 13, 1982 (age 33)
Strathroy-Caradoc, Ontario (1982-10-13) |
First race 2001 Mopar 250 (Delaware)
Last race 2003 Molson Canadian CASCAR Championship Showdown (Cayuga)
Nascar media pocono winner interview martin truex jr crew chief cole pearn let s talk racing
Cole Pearn (born October 13, 1982) is a NASCAR crew chief and former stock car racing driver. He competed in CASCAR (now Canadian Tire Series) for three seasons from 2001 to 2003. He currently serves as the crew chief for Martin Truex, Jr.'s No. 78 Furniture Row Racing team in the Sprint Cup Series.
- Nascar media pocono winner interview martin truex jr crew chief cole pearn let s talk racing
- Crew chief cole pearn at denver media day 2015
- Personal life
Crew chief cole pearn at denver media day 2015
Pearn, a three-time national kart racing champion in Canada, competed in late models. In 2001, Pearn debuted in the CASCAR Super Series at Delaware Speedway, finishing 17th. Pearn competed full-time in 2002 and 2003, driving the No. 24 Pontiac and recording a best finish of sixth twice: in 2002 at Delaware and 2003 at Race City Speedway.
After graduating from college, Pearn worked for Toyota, and later moved to North Carolina. He joined Richard Childress Racing in 2007, working with Kevin Harvick's No. 29 crew as an engineer. In 2010, he joined Furniture Row Racing as a team engineer, though he left for JTG Daugherty Racing in 2011. Pearn returned to FRR during the 2012 season, becoming the team's lead race engineer. On December 3, 2014, Pearn was promoted to crew chief of the No. 78, replacing Todd Berrier, who had departed the team to join Joe Gibbs Racing, and Pearn became the first regular Canadian crew chief in Cup Series history. In 2015, Pearn and driver Martin Truex, Jr. won the Axalta "We Paint Winners" 400 at Pocono Raceway, and Pearn became the first Canadian crew chief to win a Cup race. In 2016, Pearn was suspended for the Kobalt 400 after failing technical inspection at the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500; the team had also been penalized at the Daytona 500 the week before for roof flap problems.
Pearn's father, Ron, was a stock car driver at Checker Flag Raceway in Windsor, Ontario. In 2006, Pearn graduated from the University of Waterloo with a mechanical engineering degree.
Pearn is an ice hockey fan and a supporter of the Toronto Maple Leafs; Pearn also plays forward in a Denver-based rec league.
(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)