WATCH LIVE: NASCAR AMERICA feat. Sprint Cup champion crew chief Rodney Childers at 5 p.m. ET

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It’s all worked out for Kevin Harvick, who is basking in the glow of winning his inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship.

But a big reason for Harvick’s triumph is his crew chief, Rodney Childers, who made the call to put four fresh tires on Harvick during a late yellow in Sunday’s season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

The decision put Harvick outside the Top 10 initially, but Childers’ 4-tire call paid off as his driver raced all the way to the front through two more restarts and then held off Ryan Newman to win the race and the title.

Today on NASCAR AMERICA, NBCSN’s Kelli Stavast will talk with Childers about the 4 team’s run to the championship and what it expects the off-season will bring. You can watch today at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN, or you can also STREAM IT online and on your mobile device through NBC Sports Live Extra.

Also on tap:

  • A sneak preview of Friday’s 30-minute “SCAN ALL 43: Championship Edition” special, featuring the best team radio chatter from Sunday’s thrilling Ford Ecoboost 400…
  • Recaps of last night’s NASCAR Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series awards banquet in Miami – plus a discussion on Kyle Busch’s comments during said banquet about how he thinks Toyota teams should form an alliance to better compete against what he sees as the Hendrick Motorsports and Stewart-Haas Racing “super team”…
  • And we’ll count down the Top-5 race-winning moments of the 2014 Sprint Cup season…

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