Richard Childress Racing announces new crew chief decision

Richard Childress Racing Shuffles Competition Personnel for Martinsville Speedway Showdown

Richard Childress Racing has made some significant changes to its competition personnel ahead of the upcoming trip to Martinsville Speedway. The most notable change is the appointment of a new crew chief for Austin Dillon, with Justin Alexander returning to the No. 3 pit box to replace Keith Rodden. Additionally, Joel Keller has been named as the lead engineer of the No. 3 team.

The significance of these personnel changes cannot be overstated, given that Martinsville Speedway is one of NASCAR’s most prestigious tracks and has played a critical role in Richard Childress Racing’s success over the years. Rodden will be taking on a more prominent role across the organization, aiming to enhance the capabilities of the team’s cars and secure their place in the NASCAR Playoffs.

Alexander has previously served as Dillon’s crew chief and has been with the No. 3 team in the past. He led Dillon to victory in their first race together at the Coca-Cola 600 in 2017 and again at Daytona International Speedway in 2018 before moving on to other opportunities for a season before returning in 2020 until the end of 2022 season when he left for another opportunity . The changes were aimed at enhancing Richard Childress Racing’s overall NASCAR Cup Series program as they prepare for the rest of the season and secure two teams in the NASCAR Playoffs.

Andy Petree, executive vice president for RCR, stated that these organizational changes were made to support their NASCAR Cup Series program as they continue their quest for success on one of NASCAR’s most challenging tracks. Currently, Dillon is ranked 28th in

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