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Jon Leonard returns to Richard Childress Racing as engineer

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series First Data 500 - Practice

MARTINSVILLE, VA - OCTOBER 27: Austin Dillon drives the #3 Dow Chevrolet through the garage area during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway on October 27, 2018 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

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Jon Leonard, who served as the interim crew chief for Leavine Family Racing from June 16 through the end of the season, has moved to Richard Childress Racing and will be an engineer on the No. 3 team, RCR confirmed.

Leonard changed his Twitter bio to state that he was a "#3 race engineer” and tweeted about his new job Monday:

Leonard was the lead engineer for the No. 95 car this season. He became the interim crew chief after Travis Mack was relieved of his duties in June.

Leonard broke into NASCAR with Richard Childress Racing in January 2012 in its Xfinity Series program. In 2016, he moved up to the position of second engineer for Ryan Newman’s Cup team at RCR. Leonard joined Leavine Family Racing, which was affiliated with RCR, after the season.