LEGACY MOTOR CLUB Announces 2023 Executive Moves

LEGACY MOTOR CLUB Announces 2023 Executive Moves

The LEGACY MOTOR CLUB has announced three significant changes to the organization’s executive structure as the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series season approaches. (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)

There will be plenty of new LEGACY MOTOR CLUBs around as the rebranded organization heads into the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series season. A new team name. New drivers (Noah Gragson full-time in #42 and Jimmie Johnson part-time in #84) and a new co-owner (Johnson).

But on Wednesday, the racing team announced some key changes to the organization’s executive structure that could also help the team take big steps behind the scenes.

Bruce J. Mosley has been named president of business operations for the LEGACY MOTOR CLUB. Mosley has been an integral part of the motorsports industry for nearly 30 years.

“It’s an honor and a privilege to join the LEGACY MOTOR CLUB team,” said Mosley, who earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Florida State University. “I am extremely grateful for this opportunity and look forward to working with our ownership group and team members to deliver best-in-class activation programs to our partners.”

Mosley has worked for many different teams, sponsors and race tracks over the years, and most recently served as President of Violet Defense. The position follows an eight-year run as Chief Revenue Officer of what is now known as RFK Racing.

John Lewensten, a longtime associate of Jimmie Johnson, will serve as the team’s new Senior Vice President, Partner Services. Lewensten, 48, is an alumnus of the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in public relations, advertising, and applied communications.

Lewensten has worked alongside Johnson since the NASCAR Cup Series driver’s rookie campaign in 2002, and played a key role in negotiations for Johnson’s two-year tenure in IndyCar with Chip Ganassi Racing. For Johnson, who joined the LEGACY MOTOR CLUB as co-owner this offseason, having Lewensten by his side in 2023 is a big deal.

“John is family to me,” Johnson said. “It’s not a ‘yes,’ and that’s why we’ve shared so much success together. I’ve worked with him since 2001, when he came into NASCAR as my public relations representative. I had needed a business minded person who had my best interest and my back, so I brought him to Jimmie Johnson Racing We’ve been through so much – seven championships, different teams, growing families, changes life and all the ups and downs along the way. He’s usually my first call (very) early every morning and my last call at night – always navigating whatever I throw at him. Nothing I could have done without John and the knowledge, perspective and attitude he brings are essential as we move forward with LEGACY MOTOR CLUB.

Joey Cohen, who served as the team’s director of competition and engineering, was promoted to vice president of race operations. The 38-year-old graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

Cohen began his NASCAR career as an intern at Hendrick Motorsports, which he transitioned into a role as a Race Vehicle Dynamics Engineer at RFK Racing in 2006.

After his time at RFK, Cohen served as a senior race engineer for Hendrick Motorsports. Over the years Cohen has also worked for JTG-Daugherty Racing, Kyle Busch Motorsports and GMS Racing.

LEGACY MOTOR CLUB is coming off a successful 2022 season in the NASCAR Cup Series, where the organization earned a victory in the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway with Erik Jones. Jones would finish the season 18th in the NASCAR Cup Series points standings in the team’s 43rd entry, while Ty Dillon came in 29th.

Jones will return for the 2023 season alongside Noah Gragson, who will replace Dillon in the team’s No. 42 machine. Gragson will compete for Rookie of the Year honors, while Johnson returns to NASCAR as a driver for the first time since the 2020 season.

Johnson is slated for a part-time schedule in the team’s new No. 84 entry.


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