The Stewart-Haas Racing N0.4 car is just one of several in the garage adversely affected by the worldwide supply chain issues.
Kevin Harvick’s longtime crew chief Rodney Childers made it known last month via Twitter post that the team would surprisingly travel to Daytona with a single car.
2021 was undoubtedly a frustrating year for the SHR man. It was the first time the 2014 NASCAR Cup Series champion failed to manage a single victory in a season since 2009. Harvick still managed to make the playoffs despite the struggles.
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Before we load for the Daytona 500 like normal.. Will be a little odd with only 1 car.. 🤦🏻♂️ https://t.co/aJ1ZUHhU0g
— Rodney Childers (@RodneyChilders4) January 31, 2022
Rodney Childers raised more than a few eyebrows when he revealed how the worldwide supply chain crisis is negatively affecting NASCAR.
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“Before we load for the Daytona 500 like normal.. Will be a little odd with only 1 car..” Childers tweeted.
When another fan questioned the reason for just a one car, the crew chief revealed the problem in another tweet. “Only 1 because we can’t get parts to build the backup car,” he said.
Fox’s NASCAR reporter Bob Pockrass provided an update and some clarification on the situation at SHR.
“Checked w/Childers. Has Clash car plus Daytona car pretty much done. Clash car needs updates – teams can use initial test car for Clash prior to some chassis/suspension updates. Team has two other cars being worked but need parts/likely not ready when haulers leave for Daytona”
— Rodney Childers (@RodneyChilders4) February 12, 2022
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NASCAR teams can even consider using The Clash car as the backup at Daytona 500 so Stewart-Haas Racing can breathe somewhat easier.