Earnhardt's chief Sprint Cup engineer to become JR Motorsports crew chief

Kevin Meendering currently serves as the chief engineer on Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s No. 88 Sprint Cup Series team.

In 2016, he will move to the Xfinity Series next season as a crew chief, Motorsport.com has learned.

Meendering will serve as crew chief for driver Elliott Sadler next season at JR Motorsports, sources familiar to the move confirmed.

Sadler’s move to JR Motorsports was first reported by Motorsports.com in August.

Sadler, 40, joined Roush Fenway Racing this season after spending the two previous seasons with Joe Gibbs Racing. He is currently sixth in the series standings with four top-five and 10 top-15 finishes in 30 races.

In his career, Sadler has 10 wins and 16 poles in 293 Xfinity starts. He also has three wins in the Sprint Cup Series and one in Trucks.

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup , NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Elliott Sadler
Teams JR Motorsports
Article type Breaking news
Tags kevin meendering