Rodney Childers is leaving Michael Waltrip Racing’s No. 55 team and driver Brian Vickers to join Stewart Haas Racing’s No. 4 team and driver Kevin Harvick.
Rodney Childers has re-signed with Michael Waltrip Racing to serve as the crew chief for the No. 55 MWR Toyota.
NASCAR has penalized three Sprint Cup Series teams for infractions found during opening day inspection at Talladega Superspeedway: Michael Waltrip Racing’s Nos. 00 and 56, and JTG Daugherty Racing’s No. 47.
NASCAR has penalized Germain Racing’s No. 13 and JTG Daugherty Racing’s No. 47 teams for rule violations at Texas Motor Speedway. The crew chiefs were fined and placed on probation for the rest of the season. The teams each lost 50 owner’s points and 25 driver’s points. Two other teams received fines and probation, as well.