Dave Rogers, who took an indefinite leave of absence from his position as crew chief in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in March, will not be returning to that role.
Joe Gibbs Racing announced on Monday that Rogers had moved to a new position within the organization, as technical director for its NASCAR Xfinity Series operations.
Rogers began the season as crew chief for Cup rookie Daniel Suarez in the No. 19 Toyota team.
In his new role, Rogers will work closely with JGR’s executive vice president Steve deSouza in all aspects of competition across the organization’s Xfinity programs.
“I really appreciate the support I’ve received over the past couple of months allowing me to take care of what I needed to in my personal life,” Rogers said in a statement.
“This position really excites me and I’m looking forward to working closely with Steve (deSouza), our crew chiefs and everyone in our Xfinity Series shop on all aspects of competition.”