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Josh Berry Surprises Crew Chief Rodney Childers with Darlington Throwback Tribute Scheme

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Late-model racers and NASCAR fans alike were in for a treat during the Darlington Throwback weekend. Josh Berry, the talented driver, and Harrison’s, the sponsor, teamed up to surprise No. 4 crew chief Rodney Childers with a special tribute scheme. Stewart Haas Racing’s official page on X shared a video of Josh Berry giving his surprise to his crew chief Rodney Childers.

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The throwback scheme pays homage to Rodney Childers’ late model racing career. The #4 Chevrolet, adorned with nostalgic graphics, is a nod to the grassroots racing that shaped Childers’ journey in the sport. It’s a heartfelt gesture that celebrates the hard work and dedication of both Josh Berry and Childers.

Josh Berry’s crew chief and his legacy

Josh Berry

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Rodney Childers has a rich history in motorsports. Before becoming a renowned crew chief, he was a racer himself. At the tender age of 12, Childers competed in the World Karting Association, where he showcased his talent. His karting journey included seven championships in South Carolina and five national-level championships.

However, it was in 1997 that Childers transitioned to the Late Model Stock Car division. He raced at Tri-County Motor Speedway in North Carolina, leaving a lasting impact on the local short track scene. Childers’ skills caught the attention of local businessman Keith Rogers, whose son Clay was an up-and-coming driver. Rogers recognized Childers’ driving prowess and car knowledge, leading him to purchase a Late Model for Childers to race.

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Childers embraced the challenge, both as a driver and an engineer. His debut in the Late Model Stock Car series was marked by determination and passion. Over the years, he not only competed but also became a crew chief for Clay Rogers. Together, they achieved remarkable success, winning approximately 18 races and securing a championship.

Fans can’t wait to see this eye-catching car hit the track at Darlington Raceway. With its retro design and sentimental significance, it’s sure to be a standout during the Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR.

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I'm Moin Akhunji, a passionate sports writer renowned for my unique storytelling approach. My expertise spans across various sports, notably NASCAR, F1, and IndyCar. I hold a profound admiration for athletes like Chase Elliott and Dale Earnhardt Jr. When I'm not crafting articles, you'll likely find me trekking in the hills, indulging in my favorite hobby.
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