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As NASCAR’s 2013 Chase for the Sprint Cup approaches it might be a good time to take inventory of where Sprint Cup organizations stand.
Michael Waltrip Racing’s results might surprise you.
The breakout team of 2012 that visited victory lane three times and finished second in the Chase with Clint Bowyer has continued its success in 2013. MWR’s three-car team is second only to Hendrick Motorsports when it comes to the average owner points scored by each full-time car in the top 30.
TY NORRIS, MWR GENERAL MANAGER: “Organizational depth is certainly a goal for every team. It is nice to see that across the board MWR teams and drivers are competitive. So much of that comes down to teamwork between the crew chiefs, engineering staff and the drivers. They hold the key to an organization’s success and culture. When you have open communication and cooperation, it creates the culture that with a high tide, all boats rise. MWR has firmly established itself among the elites, but we must refine o...
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Rodney Childers will head to Stewart Hass Racing for the 2014 season as the crew chief of the No. 4 driven by Kevin Harvick.
After Saturday’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway, Childers employment at Michael Waltrip Racing was terminated. Childers had been serving as the crew chief of the No. 55 car which had been driven by Mark Martin and Brian Vickers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series...
Scott Miller was announced as Brian Vickers’ crew chief at Michael Waltrip Racing effective immediately until the end of 2013. Miller replaces Rodney Childers who this past week announced he would not be back with the team. Miller joined MWR just before the 2012 and has previous crew chief experience,[...]
Brian Vickers comes to the Atlanta Motor Speedway coming off of a fourth place effort last weekend at Bristol. Instead of building off of that run, he’ll be starting fresh with a new crew chief. Scott Miller takes over for Rodney Childers, who is still with Michael Waltrip Racing, just[...]
At the opposite end of the spectrum, Brian Vickers was hardly the model of restraint in his approach to Saturday night's race -- and understandably so.
Vickers had something to prove, having started the weekend with the news that his crew chief and long-time friend, Rodney Childers, was leaving Michael Waltrip Racing to work with Kevin Harvick next year at Stewart-Haas Racing...
Michael Waltrip Racing announced today Scott Miller, its vice-president of competition, will oversee the crew chief duties on No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota for the remainder of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season.
Miller will take the lead role on the No. 55 Toyota team working with driver Brian Vickers. Miller replaces Rodney Childers who remains under contract with MWR through...
Michael Waltrip Racing is moving forward sans crew chief Rodney Childers.
Scott Miller, MWR executive vice president of competition, is expected to act as interim crew chief on the No. 55 Aaron's Toyota team and for Brian Vickers until a replacement can be found.
Childers informed MWR last week that he would not be returning to the team next year, opting to join Stewart-Haas...