LOUDON, N.H. - Vickers won at New Hampshire in July with crew chief Rodney Childers on his pit box, but Childers subsequently announced plans to accept an offer from Stewart-Haas Racing to fill the crew chief role for Kevin Harvick next year.
Childers is still under contract to MWR, which, understandably, wants to isolate the soon-to-be-former crew chief from the team's proprietary information. While he's in limbo, Childress can't work for Stewart-Haas, and he can't come to the track as part of the Waltrip organization.
It not hard to tell, however, that Childers misses the action.
"Sure wish I was at the race track today @NHMS," was Childers plaintive Friday posting on his Twitter account. "Miss being there and would like to have tried to defend the win from earlier this year."
By Reid Spencer - NASCAR Wire Service