Rodney Childers' #10 Riggs new crew chief

Rodney Childers and Scott Riggs' relationship dates back to 1998, when the two were late model stock car drivers competing against each other at speedways across the Carolinas. Now, seven short years later, Childers is thecrew chieffor ...

Rodney Childers and Scott Riggs' relationship dates back to 1998, when the two were late model stock car drivers competing against each other at speedways across the Carolinas.

Now, seven short years later, Childers is thecrew chieffor Riggs'No. 10 Valvoline Chevrolet in the Nextel Cup Series.

Childers began racing go karts in the World Karting Association when he was 12 years old and went on to garner seven South Carolina state championships and five national championships before moving to the late model stock car division in 1997.

From 1999 to 2002 he drove in several series including the NASCAR Slim Jim All Pro Series, Hooters Cup division and, in 2000, competed in a NASCAR Busch Series race at Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Speedway.

After a full season of Hooters Cup competition in 2002, Childers decided to hang up his driving shoes.He went to work forPenske Racing as head mechanic for the No. 77 machine in 2003 and was promoted to car chief in 2004.

Childers moved to MBV Motorsports in 2005 to be car chief on Riggs' Valvoline Chevy.

"Being a crew chief in the Nextel Cup Series is a dream come true," said Childers. "I am fortunate to have worked with Doug (Randolph) and being associated with a quality organization in MBV Motorsports. Scott and I have developed a good relationship over the years and feel we havea working chemistryto be successful."

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Scott Riggs
Teams Team Penske