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Rodney Childers agrees to multi-year extension with Stewart-Haas Racing

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Rodney Childers has agreed to a multi-year extension to remain as crew chief for Kevin Harvick and the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford.

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

Childers then took to Twitter to confirm the report.

 

Childers, 43, has 28 career wins as a Cup crew chief, 25 of those coming with Harvick. Harvick and Childers both joined SHR in 2014 and went on to win the Cup championship that first season together. They also finished runner-up in 2015 and third in both 2017 and 2018.

In addition to Harvick, Childers has also worked with several other drivers in his Cup career, including Scott Riggs, Patrick Carpentier, Elliott Sadler, David Reutimann, Brian Vickers, Mark Martin and Michael Waltrip.

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‘Retired’ Patrick Carpentier coming back for Sprint Cup races at Sonoma, Indy

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Patrick Carpentier may be retired, but in name only.

The veteran race car driver is essentially coming out of retirement to compete in two upcoming Sprint Cup races for Go Fas Racing.

The Canadian native will drive the No. 32 Can-Am Kappa Cyclops Ford Fusion at Sonoma Raceway in June and again at the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis in July.

“Even if I say that I’m retired, I could not miss the opportunity to drive in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, especially on circuits as interesting as those of Sonoma and Indianapolis,” Carpentier said in a media release.

Carpentier has made 40 career starts in the Sprint Cup Series. His best finish at Sonoma was 11th in 2009 and finished 18th in his only start at Indianapolis in 2008.

“We look forward to working with Patrick at Sonoma and Indianapolis” said Go Fas Racing team owner Archie St. Hilaire. “The last time he ran at Sonoma he finished 11th, and we plan on giving him a car that can give him a top-10 this June.”

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