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.
With Vickers assuming the seat fulltime next season and Childers leaving the organization MWR figured it was best to go ahead and get ready for the 2014 season 12 races early and parted ways with the veteran crew chief.
Childers had been a race winning crew chief three times at MWR, most recently with Vickers at New Hampshire.
MWR has yet to make an announcement on who will be the crew chief of the No. 55 car for this Sunday’s night race at Atlanta. Vickers will drive the car in 11 of the 12 remaining races with Michael Waltrip to race at Talladega.