Ernie Cope takes over as Allmendinger's crew chief

Ernie Cope will take over crew chief duties on the #47 JTG Daugherty Chevrolet and driver AJ Allmendinger, effective immediately.

Randall Burnett, who was recruited for the position after the 2015 season, will be reassigned within JTGD.

Cope, 47, rejoined JTGD prior to the 2016 season as competition director. He returned to the company after leading Chase Elliott to the 2014 Xfinity Series title with JR Motorsports. After he retired from competition behind the wheel, Cope transitioned to the crew side in 1995. Following stints with Geoff Bodine Racing, Robert Yates Racing and Wood Brothers/JTG, he became a crew chief with Kevin Harvick Incorporated.

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