Justin Alexander will be the crew chief for Austin Dillon in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2020, Richard Childress Racing announced Monday, Oct. 28.
Current crew chief Danny Stockman will step down after this season and will retain an undisclosed role within Richard Childress Racing. He was the crew chief for Dillon when he won the 2013 Xfinity Series championship and the 2011 Gander Outdoors Truck Series championship.
Alexander has been the crew chief for both of Dillon’s Cup Series wins; he moved from Dillon’s team prior to 2019 to make room for Stockman.
Alexander served as the crew chief for Tyler Reddick in both of his Cup starts this season and as the crew chief for the No. 21 RCR Xfinity Series team this season.
Alexander is a winning crew chief in the Xfinity Series twice – once with Dillon and once with Michael McDowell.
Dillon is 23rd in the point standings, his worst season in the points as a full-time driver. He has five top-10 finishes and three poles this season. He has led 70 laps this season, nearly half of his career total of 171.
In his career, the 29-year-old Dillon has won the 2017 Coca-Cola 600 and the 2018 Daytona 500. He also has 11 top fives, 39 top 10s and six poles.
RCR will field two full-time teams in the Cup Series in 2020. Dillon will drive the No. 3 Chevrolet and Reddick will drive the No. 8 Chevrolet in his rookie season.
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