Jeff Stankiewicz is the crew chief for Richard Childress Racing’s No. 2 Chevrolet Camaro SS and driver Sheldon Creed in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. While 2023 marks the second year for Stankiewicz and Creed in the No. 2 Chevrolet at RCR, the duo have been paired together since 2017 and have found success every step of the way. Notably, Stankiewicz and Creed earned the NASCAR Truck Series championship in 2020 and the ARCA Menards Series championship in 2018.
During their first year together at RCR, Stankiewicz guided rookie-of-the-year contender Creed to four top-five and 13 top-10 finishes in 2022. Although they narrowly missed making the NASCAR Playoffs, the duo had several notable races, finishing second at both Darlington Raceway and Martinsville Speedway.
Stankiewicz was the crew chief for Creed at GMS Racing in the NASCAR Truck Series from 2021-2019, where Creed participated in the Drivers Edge Development program presented by Chevrolet. After spending much of the 2019 season acclimating themselves to Truck Series racing, they hit their stride in 2020 with five wins and the NASCAR Truck Series championship. They added three more wins to their Truck Series win column in 2021 before transitioning to RCR.
While competing in the ARCA Menards Series for MDM Motorsports and owners Matthew Miller, Doug Fuller, and Mark McFarland, Stankiewicz was the crew chief for Creed in 2018 and the latter half of 2017. Creed won four races, including the season finale at Kansas Speedway, and won the 2018 championship by 520 points.
Stankiewicz, a native of Clarksville, Ind., began his racing career in 2000 as a high school senior volunteering at his hometown ARCA team, Kimmel Racing, and soon joined the team fulltime. In 2005, he moved south to Richard Childress Racing where he spent the next five years as the car chief for the No. 21 and No. 29 NASCAR Xfinity Series entries. In 2010, Stankiewicz joined Braun Racing as a car chief but was promoted to crew chief midway through the season. He then moved over to Brad Keselowski Racing for the next two seasons (2011 and 2012) and spent time at GMS and Team Penske before joining forces with Creed late in the 2017 ARCA Menards Series season.
Stankiewicz resides in Troutman, NC with his wife Katie and daughter Natalie Rose.