Childers defends SHR, denies aero advantage

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Childers defends SHR, denies aero advantage


Childers defends SHR, denies aero advantage


Rodney Childers spent Friday morning on Twitter responding to tweets about the penalty issued to his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing team.

Childers is suspended for the final two weeks of the NASCAR season. NASCAR penalized the team for modifying the spoiler on the winning car at Texas, offsetting it to the right to help with downforce.

Among the tweets that Childers issued, he said the spoiler was not the reason Kevin Harvick won last weekend, and said SHR noticed other teams had spoilers and decklids “further to the right than ours” at the last 1.5-mile race in Kansas.

Harvick will work with Tony Gibson as his crew chief at ISM Raceway and Homestead-Miami Speedway. Nick DeFazio will serve as the team’s car chief.

Sunday afternoon is the elimination race for the Round of 8, and because of the penalty, Harvick has just a three-point advantage on the cutline. Harvick is a nine-time winner at ISM Raceway, including in the spring.