Richard Childress Racing switches up crew chiefs

Richard Childress Racing is making competition personnel changes as they prepare for the trip to Martinsville Speedway. The changes include Austin Dillon getting a new crew chief for the remainder of the season, as Justin Alexander returns to the No. 3 pit box, replacing Keith Rodden. Additionally, Joel Keller has been named lead engineer of the No. 3 team.

Keith Rodden is set to take on a larger role across the organization to enhance the performance of the team’s cars. Justin Alexander, who has previously served as Dillon’s crew chief, previously led the No. 3 team for part of the 2017 season and helped Dillon secure a Coca-Cola 600 win in their first race together. He also remained on the pit box in 2018 when Dillon won the Daytona 500.

Danny Stockman Jr. was Dillon’s crew chief in 2019, but Alexander returned in 2020 and remained with the No. 3 team through the end of the 2022 season. Alexander was in charge when Dillon won at Texas in 2020 and Daytona in 2022, securing a spot for Dillon in the playoffs. The changes were made to enhance Richard Childress Racing’s overall NASCAR Cup Series program as they prepare for

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