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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. 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.

Childers Out, Miller In As Vickers’ Crew Chief

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,[...]

NASCAR: Don’t be Shocked to See Brian Vickers Victorious Saturday Night in Bristol

Bristol, TN- One underdog that could shock the world and win the Irwin Tools Night Race at the Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday night is Michael Waltrip Racing’s Brian Vickers. He will start fourth in the 500 Lap race and has a very good car under him this weekend. Vickers enters this weekend’s race with tons of momentum. He was recently announced to be the full-time driver for...

MWR makes change at crew chief

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...

With New Crew Chief Vickers Looks To Continue Success

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[...]

Truex fractures wrist at Bristol

Martin Truex Jr. fractured his right wrist at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday night. Michael Waltrip Racing announced that "an MRI on Monday confirmed a scaphoid fracture and sprain" due to an injury the driver of the No. 56 Toyota sustained during a multi-car crash on Lap 448. Truex, who is currently 14th in the point standings and in line for a wild card spot in...

Johnson wrecks at Bristol

Sprint Cup Series points leader Jimmie Johnson ended up behind the wall for the second consecutive week following an accident at Bristol Motor Speedway on Lap 358 Saturday night. Johnson was running just inside the top 20 when he was collected in a wreck triggered by Brian Vickers making contact with David Reutimann. Johnson qualified 13th. After last weekend's engine failure...
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