Friday, June 9, 2023

Austin Dillon’s Crew Chief Justin Alexander Out Due to COVID Protocols, Jim Pohlman Filling in at Kansas

Austin Dillon and the No. 3 Richard Childress Racing team will be without crew chief Justin Alexander as the crew chief will sit out at Kansas Speedway due to COVID-19 protocols. (Photo by Chris Owens/HHP for Chevy Racing)

Austin Dillon will have a new face atop the pit box leading his No. 3 Richard Childress Racing team during the AdventHealth 400 at Kansas Speedway, as his full-time crew chief Justin Alexander will be out for the weekend due to COVID protocols.

A Richard Childress Racing representative confirmed to that Jim Pohlman will serve as Dillon’s crew chief this weekend.

Bob Pockrass of FOX Sports had the first report of Alexander being out this weekend for COVID protocols.

Dillon enters this weekend’s event 14th in the NASCAR Cup Series championship standings. Dillon has scored three top-three finishes this season, including two runner-up efforts.

The 32-year old driver has finished 11th-or-better in his last three starts at the 1.5-mile oval in Kansas.

Toby Christie
Toby Christie
Toby is the Founder, and Editor-in-Chief of Toby is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, he is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award-winning writer, and has followed the sport as a fan since 1993.

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