Shane Lee joins Richard Childress Racing as part of the multi-driver lineup piloting the No. 3 Chevrolet Camaro for the organization during the 2018 NASCAR XFINITY Series.
The Newton, North Carolina native first started racing go-karts in 2003. For the next nine seasons, Lee competed all over the southeast in some of the most well-known karting races.
In 2012, Lee began racing late models at his local short track, Hickory Motor Speedway. During his time at the short track, Lee earned back-to-back Limited Late Model Championships in 2012 and 2013. During 2013, he also secured the North Carolina NASCAR Late Model Rookie of the Year title. Over the next few years, Lee collected 18 wins, 65 top-five and 92 top-10 finishes in 100 races at short tracks in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
For the 2016 season, Lee competed in the ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards, where he made 10 starts and secured one pole, one top-five and five top-10 finishes. Lee also made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut that year and competed in races at Martinsville Speedway, Gateway Motorsports Park and Texas Motor Speedway.
Most recently, Lee competed full-time in the ARCA Racing Series for the 2017 season. Lee finished third in the championship standings after securing one pole, eight top-five and 14 top-10 finishes throughout the year.
Crew chief Nick Harrison returns to Richard Childress Racing for the 2018 season, leading the No. 3 NASCAR Xfinity Series team with drivers Austin and Ty Dillon, Shane Lee, Jeb Burton and Brendan Gaughan.
During the 2016 season, Harrison was partnered with Ty Dillon and qualified for the inaugural Xfinity Series Chase. Together, Harrison and Dillon finished fifth in the Xfinity Series point standings on the strength of nine top-five and 17 top-10 finishes. The duo also earned a pole award at Daytona International Speedway in February.
The Columbia, Tennessee, native, began his racing career at the age of 14, where he and best friend Steadman Marlin – son of veteran NASCAR driver Sterling Marlin – started racing late models at the local fairgrounds in Nashville. These local short track races were Harrison’s first experience serving as a crew chief.
After graduating high school, Harrison took a job as crew chief at Sadler Racing. During the 2001 and 2002 seasons, he and Steadman Marlin competed in 10 Xfinity Series races. During the winter of 2002, Harrison moved to Mooresville, North Carolina, where he served as crew chief for Marlin during Braun Racing’s first venture in the Xfinity Series.
In 2005, Harrison assumed the role as car chief at Brewco Motorsports in Central City, Kentucky for driver David Green. The following year he teamed back up with Marlin for several races on the Xfinity Series schedule with Sadler Brothers Racing.
Harrison joined Phoenix Racing as car chief in 2008 and moved into the role of crew chief during the 2010 season. While not officially listed as crew chief, Harrison earned his first premiere series victory atop the pit box with Brad Keselowski in the April 2009 race at Talladega Superspeedway. He earned his first-career Xfinity Series win with Kurt Busch at Daytona International Speedway in July 2012.
Harrison first joined the RCR organization in October 2013. During the 2014 season, Harrison served a combined role, acting as crew chief of the No. 33 Chevrolet Camaro in the Xfinity Series and as crew chief on a limited basis in the premiere series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series as part of a R&D program, working with drivers Paul Menard, Austin Dillon, Brian Scott, Ty Dillon, Matt Crafton and Cale Conley.
That season, Harrison scored an Xfinity Series win with Menard at Michigan International Speedway and a Camping World Truck Series win with Austin Dillon at Pocono Raceway. He also earned a pole award in the premiere series with Scott at Talladega Superspeedway. In 2015, Harrison and Austin Dillon went to Victory Lane twice, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in March and Charlotte Motor Speedway in May.