Childers Inks Multi-Year Extension With SHR

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Childers Confirms Multi
Rodney Childers. (HHP/Harold Hinson photo)

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Championship-winning Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series crew chief Rodney Childers has agreed to a multi-year extension with Stewart-Haas Racing.

The new deal will keep Childers with the No. 4 Ford Mustang team and driver Kevin Harvick. The duo won the Cup Series title in 2014, their first year paired together at SHR.

Adam Stern of the Sports Business Journal first reported the news.

Childers noted Monday afternoon that he tries to keep his contract news out of the limelight, but is pleased that the deal is done and he’ll continue working with Harvick.

As a crew chief, Childers has called 494 NASCAR Cup Series races in his career, which began in 2005 with Scott Riggs at Michigan Int’l Speedway.

In addition to Harvick and Riggs, Childers has also worked with Patrick Carpentier, Elliott Sadler, David Reutimann, Brian Vickers, Mark Martin and Michael Waltrips.

Childers has 28 career Cup Series wins on his resume, 25 of those coming with Harvick.