Richard Childress Racing switches up crew chiefs

Shuffling Up: Richard Childress Racing Makes Changes to Competition Personnel Ahead of Martinsville Speedway

Richard Childress Racing is shuffling its competition personnel 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.

The relationship between Richard Childress Racing and Martinsville Speedway is special, as they have won numerous races together throughout their history. The changes were made to enhance RCR’s overall NASCAR Cup Series program and secure two teams in the NASCAR Playoffs, according to Andy Petree, executive vice president for RCR.

Danny Stockman Jr., who was Dillon’s crew chief in 2019, was replaced by Alexander in 2020 and remained with the No. 3 team until the end of the 2022 season. During this time, Dillon won at Texas in 2020 and Daytona in 2022, securing a spot for him in the playoffs. Alexander previously served as Dillon’s crew chief for part of

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