Joe Gibbs Racing replaces front tire changer for Kyle Busch

Nick O'Dell served as a Joe Gibbs Racing front tire changer on the No. 18 for the past seven years.

Nick O'Dell has been released from his duties on the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry, driven by Chase contender Kyle Busch.

A team spokesman told Motorsport.com that Josh Leslie will be the front tire changer on the No. 18 pit crew this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Leslie started the 2015 season as the front tire changer for Casey Mears and the No. 13 Germain Racing team.

O'Dell had been the front tire changer on the No. 18 since 2008 when Busch first joined the organization. This season the crew is currently tied for third in the Sprint Cup point standings after winning four races prior to the Chase.

Busch finished ninth at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday.

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Kyle Busch
Teams Joe Gibbs Racing
Article type Breaking news
Tags josh leslie, nick o'dell