Long-time NASCAR Cup and Xfinity crew chief Ryan Pemberton just dropped dead suddenly Sunday at the age of 54.
Pemberton worked the pit box for 637 races, garnering two Cup wins and 3 Xfinity Series wins.
He most recently served as the director of competition for JR Motorsports from 2012 to 2022.
It has been a very hard time for the Pemberton family. Brother Randy passed very recently too.
I am absolutely and without reservation in shock right now. Ryan Pemberton … our interview guest scheduled to start with this week’s episode … died very suddenly yesterday.
I’d already posted the completed episode on Patreon before I got the news a couple of hours ago.… pic.twitter.com/ynDdCvVDLp
— The Scene Vault Podcast (@TheSceneVault) January 15, 2024
Pemberton earned three victories as a Xfinity Series crew chief in 76 starts, doing so with Larry Pearson and Smith. At the Cup Series level (561 starts), Pemberton won a race with Joe Nemechek in 2004 and Brian Vickers in 2009.
Kelley Earnhardt Miller Statement on Passing of Ryan Pemberton
“Ryan was instrumental to JR Motorsports’ success during the decade he spent with us.
“He had such a passion for competition and, as a leader, knew how to motivate everyone he worked with. He will always be part of the JRM family.
“Our hearts go out to his wife Andrea and daughters Payton and Britton during this tremendously difficult time.”
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Many athletes just drop-dead on the playing field. Coroners reporting long blood clots being pulled out of veins that they never saw before. The Fake News media just covering it up.