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Rodney Childers, Harvick’s crew chief, staying with SHR ‘for years to come’

Rodney Childers, crew chief for the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford and title contender Kevin Harvick, revealed Sunday that he had recently signed a contract extension with the organization.

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Childers shared the news in a reflective post on social media Sunday, looking back on the team’s close brush with victory in Saturday’s Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway and saying that he had re-signed with the team “for years to come.”

Childers has been crew chief of the No. 4 SHR Ford since 2014, the same year Harvick joined the organization. Their long-running partnership has produced 35 Cup Series victories, five Championship 4 appearances and the Cup title in their first year together.

Harvick led a season-best 71 laps in Saturday’s Bass Pro Shops Night Race at Bristol. He finished as the runner-up for the second time this year, clashing with Chase Elliott and surrendering the lead to eventual winner Kyle Larson in the closing laps.