The NASCAR team boss once announced his retirement as a copy of the infamous British Royal Family trend

It is truly a sad time for the world, as we have just lost Queen Elizabeth II. But while we’re talking about the royal family, there’s someone in our own world of NASCAR who copied his move and did something while imitating the royals.

He even joked about it.


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Joe Gibbs Racing owns the #19 car, which is well known, and Martin Truex Jr. is the one who drives it. But until 2020, Team #19’s team leader was Cole Pearn. The same crew chief who helped the driver win his first Cup Series championship in 2017. However, that all changed when he announced his retirement in the 2019 season to move to Canada.

It was really unfortunate, having spent so much time with Joe Gibbs. The former team leader also admitted that it was a very difficult decision, but his reasons are justified as he explained, “It was an incredibly difficult decision” Pearn said in a statement.

“At the end of the day, I really want to spend time with my family and watch my kids grow up.”

But the funny thing is that he copied two members of the royal family, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, because they had also moved to Canada. Of course, Pern saw this as the golden opportunity to crack a joke about coming home.

It’s quite hilarious. The former team leader is certainly in a good mood.


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But what has he been doing since he left his position as team leader?

What is Cole Pearn doing after leaving NASCAR?

Cole Pearn is definitely irreplaceable for Joe Gibbs Racing. Of course, he got a championship for team #19! But all good things must end. So what has he been up to since? Well, let’s just say he’s still kind of a crew chief, but he doesn’t manage the cars anymore.


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AVONDALE, ARIZONA – MARCH 07: #19 Bass Pro Shops Toyota driver Martin Truex Jr. stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series FanShield 500 at Phoenix Raceway on March 07, 2020 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

He returned home to Canada. And now he and his wife, Carrie, have invested the money in a beautiful ski resort, Golden Alpine Holidays, in British Columbia, Canada.

Funny enough, he moved to British Columbia, a place settled and even named by the British royal family, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth in 1858. Pern’s funny joke makes even more sense now. But he is still a team leader, but now his crew are hotel staff, and a racing car has turned into an entire complex.


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What if we told you that the former crew chief has returned to NASCAR for a bit? Pern was actually the backup crew chief for the No. 19 team this season at Sonoma.