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New Crew Chief for Richard Childress Racing at Martinsville Speedway: Justin Alexander Returns

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 2, 2024
Richard Childress Racing switches up crew chiefs

Richard Childress Racing has announced several competition personnel changes as they prepare for the upcoming trip to Martinsville Speedway. Among the changes, Austin Dillon will have a new crew chief for the remainder of the season, with Justin Alexander returning to the No. 3 pit box. Keith Rodden, who originally joined RCR and the No. 3 team at the start of the 2023 season, will take on a larger role across the organization to enhance the performance of the team’s cars.

The winningest Cup team and Martinsville Speedway have always had a special relationship, and Alexander is no stranger to success there. He previously served as Dillon’s crew chief in part of the 2017 season and helped secure a Coca-Cola 600 win in their first race together. He also remained on the pit box in 2018 when Dillon won the Daytona 500.

Danny Stockman Jr. was Dillon’s crew chief in 2019, but Alexander returned in 2020 and remained with the No. 3 team through the end of the 2022 season. Alexander was in charge when Dillon won at Texas in 2020 and Daytona in 2022, securing a spot for Dillon in the playoffs. The 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, according to Andy Petree, executive vice president for RCR.

Dillon is currently ranked 28th in Cup standings as he heads into Martinsville with just one top-20 finish under his belt – a solid effort at Las Vegas Motor Speedway earlier this year (16th place). With these changes, RCR is confident that they can help Dillon improve his performance on track and make a strong push towards contending for championships later on down

By Samantha Nguyen

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