Kevin Harvick will see changes to his pit crew before Sunday‘s Cup Series race at Nashville Superspeedway (5 p.m. ET, NBC, NBC Sports App, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).
Stewart-Haas Racing confirmed the news Thursday, and the change comes after Harvick criticized his crew in two of the last three races.
“We had our minimum of once-a-week catastrophic failure on pit road and got back as far forward as we could, as usual,” Harvick said after the race at Sonoma Raceway. “It is what it is, I guess.”
Harvick‘s final stop at Sonoma was 22 seconds, according to Racing Insights.
The 2014 Cup champion has scored top-five finishes in three of the last five races but remains winless through 16 races and is currently outside the playoff bubble — seven points behind teammate Aric Almirola.
Daniel Coffey takes over as the front-tire changer for Harvick‘s team, while Brandon Banks is the No. 4 team‘s new jackman. Both crew members come from Chase Briscoe‘s team. Rear-tire changer Daniel Smith, tire carrier Jeremy Howard and fueler Evan Marchal will remain on Harvick‘s crew.
Briscoe will get Shayne Pipala, who had been the front-tire changer for Harvick‘s team. Jackman Stan Doolittle moves from the No. 4 team to Cody Ware‘s No. 51 Rick Ware Racing team.
Harvick finished fifth last season at Nashville.