Richard Childress Racing Shakes Up Competition Personnel for Martinsville Speedway: Dillon Gets New Crew Chief, Keller Named Lead Engineer

Richard Childress Racing has announced a change in crew chief

Richard Childress Racing has announced changes to their competition personnel ahead of their trip to Martinsville Speedway. Austin Dillon will have a new crew chief for the remainder of the season as Justin Alexander returns to the No. 3 pit box, replacing Keith Rodden who joined RCR and the No. 3 team at the beginning of the 2023 season. Additionally, Joel Keller has been named the lead engineer of the No. 3 team.

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

Alexander remained as crew chief during the 2018 season, seeing Dillon take the checkered flag at Daytona International Speedway. Although Danny Stockman Jr. was Dillon’s crew chief in 2019, Alexander returned in 2020 and remained with

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