Kevin Harvick’s crew chief Rodney Childers will staff up with Stewart-Haas Racing driver Josh Berry subsequent season.
2014 Cup Collection champion Kevin Harvick introduced his retirement from the game on the finish of the 2023 season. The void left by the racing legend will likely be stuffed by Xfinity Collection driver Josh Berry.
Berry, a driver for JR Motorsports within the NASCAR Xfinity Collection, has a number of Cup Collection appearances to his title all through the 2023 season. Following on from this, the 33-year-old will compete full-time within the Cup Collection subsequent season. He’ll exchange Kevin Harvick as driver of the No. 4 Ford Mustang for Stewart-Haas Racing.
Notably, Harvick’s longtime crew chief Rodney Childers would staff up with Josh Berry for the following season. Childers, who has been with the Stewart-Haas Racing staff since 2014, is wanting ahead to working with the previous JR Motorsports driver.
Through the latest South Carolina 400 race at Florence Motor Speedway, Childers highlighted the most recent mannequin races and the way they’ve been crucial to working with Josh Berry.
He mentioned (through Frontstretch):
“Up to now all the things has gone very nicely. We had lots of enjoyable final week. I felt like I used to be in a very good automobile for many of the weekend, however could not fairly shut it out within the second half of the race final week.”
“The previous couple of days they have been actually good. The automobile was operating nicely. There are few different guidelines right here… General the automobile has a very good pace, drives nicely and simply will get to know one another and get to know one another and The quantity of dialog is an effective dialog in the mean time.”
Kevin Harvick’s crew chief on a good race schedule and the way it impacts a driver’s private life
The 2014 Cup Collection-winning crew chief highlighted how tough it’s for a racing skilled to handle his private life whereas touring from place to position to compete all through the season.
“We’ll should see the way it goes. It is laborious for households to begin racing this stuff after you have performed 38 races a yr and been out of city. We’re lucky to have good households who’re prepared to allow us to do that. and have enjoyable. Hopefully subsequent yr we will possibly do it a bit of bit extra.”
When requested if their lengthy historical past was of any assist in constructing a bond between himself and Josh Berry, Kevin Harvick’s former crew chief mentioned:
“Yeah, I imply, that half has been fairly simple up to now. We have identified one another for a very long time. That half is simple, however simply determining the right way to speak to one another and what to say… The place it is tight the place it is unfastened. Discover these issues out sooner or later and simply speak about them.’