Keith Rodden

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Keith Rodden
Personal information
BornDenver, North Carolina
CountryUnited States
SportMonster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
TeamHendrick Motorsports

Keith Daniel Rodden (born March 27, 1981) is an American stock car racing crew chief. He currently works for Hendrick Motorsports in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, for whom he recently served as crew chief of the No. 5 car.


A native of Denver, North Carolina,[1] and a graduate of North Carolina State University, Rodden has worked as an engineer in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for Andy Petree Racing, Gillett Evernham Motorsports, Richard Petty Motorsports, Red Bull Racing and Hendrick Motorsports.[2]

In November 2013, Rodden was announced as the new crew chief for Chip Ganassi Racing's No. 1 Chevrolet, starting with the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.[3]

A year later, Rodden was announced as the crew chief for Hendrick Motorsports's No. 5 Chevrolet starting in 2015.[4] Working with Kasey Kahne, the two won the 2017 Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400, though Rodden was replaced by Darian Grubb later in the year.[5]


  1. ^ "Getting to know Keith Rodden, race engineer for the No. 5 Chevy". Hendrick Motorsports. June 21, 2012. Retrieved 2014-01-20.
  2. ^ Spencer, Lee (November 20, 2013). "Rodden to take over crew chief role with McMurray's Cup team". Fox Sports. Retrieved 2014-01-20.
  3. ^ "Keith Rodden named crew chief for Jamie McMurray". Yahoo! Sports. November 18, 2013. Retrieved 2014-01-20.
  4. ^ "Hendrick Motorsports realigns No. 5 team personnel". November 19, 2014. Retrieved November 19, 2014.
  5. ^ Spencer, Lee (September 18, 2017). "Grubb to take over as Kasey Kahne's crew chief, effective immediately". Retrieved September 18, 2017.

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