Richard Childress Racing switches up crew chiefs

Richard Childress Racing has announced competition personnel changes ahead of 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, who originally joined RCR and the No. 3 team at the start of the 2023 season. Additionally, Joel Keller has been named lead engineer of the No. 3 team.

Dillon is currently 28th in the Cup standings as they head to Martinsville, with one top-20 finish coming in 16th place at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. According to Andy Petree, executive vice president for RCR, these changes were made to enhance Richard Childress Racing’s overall NASCAR Cup Series program as they prepare for the rest of the season and to secure two teams in the NASCAR Playoffs.

Alexander previously served as Dillon’s crew chief in 2017 and helped him secure a Coca-Cola 600 win in their first race together. He also remained on the pit box during Dillon’s Daytona 500 victory in 2018 and was instrumental in his winning at Texas in 2020 and Daytona in

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