Keith Rodden is the crew chief of the No. 3 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Richard Childress Racing with driver Austin Dillon. 2023 marks the pair’s first year working together, and Rodden’s first year at RCR.
Rodden, an experienced crew chief and race engineer, most recently worked on the Motorsports Competition NASCAR strategy group at General Motors. In that role, Rodden focused on working with Chevy race teams on how to best approach track tests, practice sessions, and race events to optimize race results. He also worked as the General Motors WFT project lead, serving as test team crew chief.
He has worked as either a crew chief or engineer with top-tier NASCAR teams such as Hendrick Motorsports, Evernham Motorsports, Richard Petty Motorsports, Team Red Bull, and Chip Ganassi Racing. Notably, Rodden worked for over a decade with Kasey Kahne, including as crew chief of the No. 5 Chevrolet at Hendrick Motorsports.
Rodden began his professional motorsports career in 2003 with owner Andy Petree.
Rodden earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering at North Carolina State University.