The cost of changing jobs

Will Brian Vickers survive the rest of the season with his crew chief not at the tracks?

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

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Kevin Harvick , Brian Vickers
Teams Stewart-Haas Racing
Article type Commentary
Tags chevorlet, childers, harvick, loudon, mwr, nhms, shr, stewart, toyota, vickers, waltrip