Childers finds out the cost of changing jobs

LOUDON, NH - JULY 14: Brian Vickers, driver of the #55 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota, celebrates with crew chief Rodney Childers in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 14, 2013 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
LOUDON, NH - JULY 14:  Brian Vickers, driver of the #55 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota, celebrates with crew chief Rodney Childers in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 14, 2013 in Loudon, New Hampshire.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
LOUDON, NH – JULY 14: Brian Vickers, driver of the #55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota, celebrates with crew chief Rodney Childers in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 14, 2013 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

LOUDON, N.H.—Brian 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.”

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