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Daytona 500-winning crew chief for Kostecki

BRODIE Kostecki has been allocated an experienced hand to oversee his NASCAR Cup Series debut.

Kostecki will race a Peter Adderton-backed third Camaro for Richard Childress Racing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course on August 13.

A crew chief had not previously been officially announced but V8 Sleuth understands Justin Alexander has been given the nod.

Alexander is a NASCAR veteran, and has been at RCR for almost 10 years.

He was crew chief for Austin Dillon’s 2018 Daytona 500 victory and returned to that role in an interim capacity this year when Dillon’s now regular crew chief Keith Rodden was issued a two-race suspension.

Prior to his time at RCR, Alexander spent seven years at Hendrick Motorsports, working with the likes of legends Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson.

Brodie Kostecki’s NASCAR. Pic: Supplied

Alexander’s presence is a boost for Kostecki, whose Supercars colleague Shane van Gisbergen benefited from the guidance of championship-winning crew chief Darian Grubb in Chicago last month.

Van Gisbergen will again team up with Grubb at Indianapolis.

The Kiwi has also been confirmed for his first NASCAR oval race on August 11, making a Truck Series cameo for Niece Motorsports at the 1.1km Indianapolis Raceway Park short track.

Kostecki is due to fly out from Australia today, with a seat fit and simulator time at Chevrolet among his first ports of call upon arriving in the States.

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