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Keith Rodden Joins RCR as Austin Dillon’s 2023 Crew Chief

Keith Rodden will move to Richard Childress Racing as the crew chief for Austin Dillon in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2023, RCR announced Oct. 28.

As the crew chief of the No. 3, Rodden replaces Justin Alexander, who is moving to the role of director of vehicle performance for the team.

“In working with Richard Childress Racing, and in particular the No. 3 team, over the years, I’ve been really impressed with their competitive nature, dedication to hard work and emphasis on partner relationships,” Rodden said in a team release. “I’m looking forward to getting back into a team crew chief role and doing so with one of the strongest teams in the Team Chevy family.”

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Though Rodden has multiple years of experience as a NASCAR crew chief, he most recently served as a member of General Motors’ motorsports competition NASCAR strategy group.

In 2022, Dillon has one win, a career-high five top fives and 11 top 10s.

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Rutherford is the managing editor of Frontstretch, a position he gained in 2015 after serving on the editing staff for two years. At his day job, he's a journalist covering music and rock charts at Billboard. He lives in New York City, but his heart is in Ohio -- you know, like that Hawthorne Heights song.

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