Richard Childress Racing has announced a change in crew chief

Hendrick Motorsports-Linked Richard Childress Racing Shakes Up Competition Personnel for Martinsville Speedway

Richard Childress Racing has announced changes to their competition personnel ahead of their upcoming trip to Martinsville Speedway. Starting from this race, Austin Dillon will have a new crew chief in Justin Alexander, who is returning to the No. 3 pit box after joining RCR and the No. 3 team at the beginning of the 2023 season. Additionally, Joel Keller has been named as the lead engineer of the No. 3 team.

The relationship between Martinsville Speedway and the winningest Cup team, Hendrick Motorsports, is a special one. Alexander will be taking on a larger role across the organization to optimize the capabilities of the team’s cars. He has worked with Dillon as his crew chief multiple times in the past, including taking over the No. 3 team midway through the 2017 season and leading Dillon to a win in their first race together at Coca-Cola 600.

Alexander remained as crew chief during the 2018 season, seeing Dillon take home another checkered flag at Daytona International Speedway. Although Danny Stockman Jr was Dillon’s crew chief in 2019, Alexander returned in 2020 and remained with him through until the end of 2022 season. During this time, Alexander was on pit box for Dillon’s wins at Texas Motor Speedway in

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