Jefferson Hodges, a native of Williamsburg, Va., has been the Director of Competition at Rev Racing since 2011, overseeing the organization’s four NASCAR K&N Pro Series, two NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model and Legend Car Series teams.
Hodges has raced for a living for 19 years. He attended his first race when he was two years old at Martinsville Speedway and grew up working on racecars at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va. Hodges first paying job in motorsports came in 1995 at Townsend Racing Products in Richmond, Va. He credits Rick Townsend with providing him with the baseline of knowledge that has enabled his success in racing. In 1998, Hodges worked with Junie Donlevy and Dick Trickle as a shock specialist and front tire changer. By 2001, he was winning a Late Model Stock race as a crew chief with Morty Buckles at Coastal Plains Speedway. Buckles was one of the original members of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity program and delivered the program it’s first win. In 2003, Hodges won the Whelen All-American Series National Championship with driver Mark McFarland. The following year, Hodges moved to Charlotte, NC to run Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Late Model program with continued success providing him the opportunity to become the first crew chief for Jr. Motorsports’ newly formed Xfinity team, also driven by McFarland.
Since then, Hodges has climbed the professional ranks as a crew chief in ARCA, Xfinity and Trucks with drivers Steve Parks, Mike Skinner, Steve Arpin, Kevin Swindell and Kevin Conway.
His combined on track success includes a K&N Pro Series East Championship, National Championship and 2 Regional Championships in Late Model Stocks, 3 track championships, as well as poles and wins as a car chief in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.