Jay Guy is the crew chief for the #38 Long John Silver’s Ford and driver Travis Kvapil. Jay was born on the 22nd of May, 1973 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and his interest in the motor sports started when he was a young boy aged just seven years after meeting NASCAR driver, Dave Marcis. Dave told Jay many stories about racing and this fuelled his interest even more so much so that Dave started to teach him all aspects of racing, leading, eventually, to a job with Dave during the summer months helping with the cars, particularly the #71 Chevrolet driven by Dave. This was the beginning of almost thirty years experience in the garage trade. When Jay graduated from Manheim Township High School he took a job at Richard Jackson’s Precision Products Racing as a mechanic in the #1 Skoal Classic Oldsmobile, driven by Rick Mast. Although he was young he was more experienced than most in the garage because of his time spent learning and working with Dave Marcis and this gave him the opportunity at the age of twenty three, to become car chief for the #16 Family Channel/Ford Thunderbird car driven by Ted Musgrave and owned by Roush Racing. In 1997 Jay was appointed to the position of crew chief at Diamond Ridge Motorsports for the #1 Chevrolet driven by Hermie Sadler in the Nationwide Series.
Over the next few years he worked with various drivers including Jamie McMurray at Brewco Motorsports in 2003, Johnny Benson at MBV Motorsports with the #10 car, Casey Atwood, Dave Blaney and David Stremme at FitzBradshaw Racing in 2004 and from January 2005 he worked with Jon Wood and Stacy Compton at ST Motorsports with the #47 Ford, building an impressive portfolio as crew chief in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series. In 2007 Jay joined Furniture Row Racing working as crew chief for Kenny Wallace, Regan Smith and Joe Nemechek. He stayed there for the next three years before being offered the opportunity to work as a crew chief full-time and to guide the rising Brad Keselowski through his Sprint Cup campaign for the great Penske Racing in the #12 Dodge. Jay started the 2011 season as crew chief for the #71 Interstate Moving Services Ford Fusion car, owned by TRG (The Racer’s Group owned by Kevin Buckler and his wife, Debra and driven by Andy Lally. Also taking the role of crew chief for the #38 Long John Silver’s Ford, owned by the Front Row Motorsports team with drivers Travis Kvapil, Terry Labonte and Sam Hornish, Jr. “It’s good to have Jay Guy on board with us,” Kvapil said. “He’s got a ton of experience with Penske and some other teams, which I know will help us. And he’s going to get the chance to jump right in this weekend.
Jay lives in Davidson, North Carolina with his wife Carrie and his daughter, Ansley